Teemu Selanne's son trying out for Calgary junior team

Eetu Selanne takes a break during the Calgary Hitmen's training camp in Calgary Friday August...

Eetu Selanne takes a break during the Calgary Hitmen's training camp in Calgary Friday August 23,2013. (AL CHAREST /QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:57 AM ET

Teemu Selanne is a popular guy.

Anyone’s who’s met the man, or watched the player, can’t help but like the guy.

But that popularity sometimes comes at a price.

Just ask his 15-year-old son Eetu, who is at Calgary Hitmen rookie camp this weekend.

The youngest Selanne said he would have been here last year, if not for a small mixup.

“(The Hitmen) invited me here before last season, but I was in Finland,” Eetu Selanne said. “When I came back, it was put in the wrong pile of mail.

“It was put in my dad’s fanmail. And there’s so much of it. I couldn’t find it until a year later. I looked at the date and it was the same day, but a year later.

“I said ‘this is bad.’ I missed the camp.”

He said he couldn’t believe he missed out on a chance to come to a junior hockey camp, even though he would have been too young to play last season.


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