April 21, 2011

The Finnish Flash's Swedish Flag Tattoo

I love this story from Sweden's English language news source, The Local:

"Teemu Selanne is the all-time points leader in men's Olympic hockey with 37 points in 31 games and has scored more than 600 career goals. Selänne's prowess on the ice has elevated him to icon status in the hockey crazy Nordic country.

He is no less of a star in his adopted home of the Anaheim Ducks and the 40-year-old continues to impress - scoring two goals in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Sunday in the NHL playoffs - in what many believe to be his last games for California outfit.

Speaking to the Orange County Register daily last week Selänne confirmed the widely circulating rumour that he has a tattoo of the Swedish "blue-yellow" flag adorning his right ankle."

Read on to find out the story behind the tattoo.

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