When Teemu Selanne invited teammates for golf at his mansion, and made the most daring bet

Teemu Selanne was elected 10th overall in the 1988 NHL Draft. However, his debut in the league came four years later, and as a 22-year-old, the Finn had a debut season to remember. He absolutely dominated, and with a whopping 76 goals and 132 points, he carried the Winnipeg Jets to the playoffs.

After the 2013-14 season, Selanne retired as one of the all-time greats. He played in 1451 games, scoring 684 goals–12th all-time in the NHL – and 1457 points.

Selanne is an Anaheim Ducks legend, but he wasn’t just fantastic on the ice. He was a great guy off the ice, and everybody who’s shared a dressing room with him can attest to what a great teammate he was.

The Swede Andreas Lilja played with Selanne at the Ducks during the 2010-11 season and shared a great story about him.

”We were invited to his place, and he had a huge house. Like, an actual mansion, with pools, tennis courts, and a putting green. He also had three golf holes in his backyards,” Lilja said in a Swedish podcast.

The teammates started hitting golf balls, and then Selanne made a daring bet to make it a little more interesting.

”He had like 20-something cars, and five-six motorcycles. So he just put one of his motorcycles on the green, and said, ’Whoever get’s an whole-in-one, gets the bike.’ We were just standing there, hitting ball after ball after ball. Nobody even came close, but it was a cool moment after all. He’s a legend.”

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