Selanne nets No. 600.

Here it is:

Thirty-four seconds into the second period Sunday, Selanne became one
of 18 players to reach the milestone, one week to the day after scoring
No. 599 against the San Jose Sharks.

“I guess that was the easiest that I have had in
a while,” said Selanne, who was congratulated by every one of his teammates on the ice.
“It’s funny how it works. I’ve felt that I have had a lot of chances
the last three or four games, but nothing was going in. Then, you get
one of
those on a great effort from Corey (Perry) and Scotty (Niedermayer). The way my teammates have
been
feeding me has been amazing.

“I think they wanted this more than I did.
It’s a great feeling.” 

Said Niedermayer, “There was a little underlying feeling when you’re
on
the ice with him. You want to at least give him the opportunity. It
shows what
kind of teammate and person he is. He is a great guy and we were
definitely
pulling for him.”

Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle was happy to see Selanne reach the milestone at home – the team leaves tomorrow for a three-game Western Canada swing.

“It’s always nice to see when an
athlete is rewarded with his success in his own building,” Carlyle said. “That is quite a
milestone.

Selanne is one goal short of tying his
boyhood idol and former teammate Jari Kurri, for 17th on the all-time
list
:

Gordie Howe (DET)                11/27/65          DET 2 at MTL 3          Gump Worsley

Bobby Hull
(CHI)                    3/25/72            CHI 5 at BOS 5          
Gerry
Cheevers

Phil Esposito
(NYR)                11/4/77            NYR 5 at VAN 1         Cesare
Maniago

Marcel Dionne
(LA)                12/15/84          LA 6 vs. CGY 5           Reggie
Lemelin

Wayne Gretzky
(LA)               11/23/88          LA 8 at DET 3             Greg
Stefan

Mike Gartner
(NYR)               12/26/93          NYR 5 vs. NJ 1           Chris
Terreri

Mario Lemieux
(PIT)               2/4/97              PIT 6 vs. VAN 4         
Empty-net goal

Jari Kurri
(COL)                      12/23/97          COL 5 vs. LA 1          
Stephane
Fiset

Dino
Ciccarelli (DET)              2/3/98              FLA 1 vs. DET
1         Chris
Osgood

Mark Messier
(VAN)               10/23/98          VAN 5 at FLA 0           Kirk
McLean

Steve Yzerman
(DET)            11/26/99          DET 4 vs. EDM 2       Tommy Salo

Brett Hull
(DAL)                      12/31/99          DAL 5 vs. ANA 4        Guy
Hebert

Luc
Robitaille (DET)               11/9/01            DET 1 at ANA 0 
        Jean-Sebastien
Giguere

Dave
Andreychuk (TB)          11/23/02          TB 3 at NJ 1               
Corey
Schwab

Brendan
Shanahan (NYR)     10/5/06            NYR 5 vs. WAS 2       Olaf Kolzig

Jaromir Jagr
(NYR)                11/19/06          NYR 4 vs. TB 1           Johan
Holmqvist

Joe Sakic
(COL)                     2/15/07            COL 7 at CGY 5        
Empty-net
goal

Teemu Selanne
(ANA)          
3/21/10            ANA 5
vs. COL 2      Craig Anderson

Already the NHL’s active leader in goals, Selanne is the third European player to score 600 NHL goals, following Jagr (Czech Republic) and Kurri (Finland). He is also the seventh right winger to join the list (Gordie Howe, Brett Hull, Mike Gartner, Jagr, Dino Ciccarelli and Kurri).


Thanks to a team spokesperson for the following trivia breaking down Selanne’s goals:

Scored as a Duck                              373 (147 with Winnipeg, 64 with San Jose, 16 with Colorado)

At Honda
Center/Arrowhead Pond
  201

At Honda
Center as a Duck
             198
(199 in
Ducks “home” games – includes one goal in neutral site game
in Japan)

At Honda
Center as a Visitor
          3
(one with Winnipeg, two with San Jose)

As a Duck
on the Road
                   174

In Home
Games
                               321
(Jets/Sharks/Avalanche/Ducks combined)

In Road
Games                                
279
(Jets/Sharks/Avalanche/Ducks combined)

Number of
NHL Arenas
                   52
(Includes every active arena except New Jersey’s Prudential Center)

Number of
NHL Goalies
                   132

Against
Hall of Fame Goalies
         17
(2 goalies, Grant Fuhr, 7 & Patrick Roy, 10)

Against
Vezina Trophy Winners    
70
(against 13 goalies)

Most
vs. One Team

                         46 vs. San Jose

Most
vs. One Goalie
                        
17 (Curtis Joseph and Mike Vernon)

Multi
Goal Games

                            114

Hat
Tricks

                                         21
(12 with Ducks)

Most
Goals in One Game
               4
(Twice, both with Winnipeg)

First
NHL Goal                                 
10/8/92 with Winnipeg @ San Jose

First at the Pond                              1/27/95 with Winnipeg (against Guy Hebert)


Selanne’s previous
milestones:

600th NHL
goal          Mar. 21, 2010 vs.
COL

500th NHL
goal          Nov. 22, 2006 @ COL

400th NHL goal         
Mar. 7, 2002 (with San Jose) vs. OTT

300th NHL
goal          Feb. 27, 1999 @ SJ

200th NHL
goal          Feb. 28, 1997 @ WSH

100th NHL
goal          Jan. 12, 1994 (with Winnipeg)
@ BUF

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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