Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/22/10 at 07:09 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
One major milestone down, one more to go.
Reaching the 600-goal plateau was one thing. But if Teemu Selanne scores two more goals in the 11 games left on the Anaheim Ducks’ regular-season schedule, he will pass Jari Kurri for the most NHL goals ever scored by a Finnish player.
“I know, that will be a huge honor if it’s going to happen,” Selanne told ESPN.com on Monday. “I had his picture on my wall when I was younger. Now he’s a really good friend of mine. It would really be an honor.”
Kurri, the clutch triggerman for Wayne Gretzky in Edmonton in the 1980s, knew Selanne would pass him one day.
“I accepted that a long time ago already,” Kurri, with a chuckle, me Monday from Helsinki.
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