Ducks' Selanne signs superfan's tattoo

Teemu Selanne signed this fan's tribute tattoo at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Oct. 24, 2013. (QMI...

Teemu Selanne signed this fan's tribute tattoo at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Oct. 24, 2013. (QMI Agency & ZDENEK MATEJOVSKY/Nova TV)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:17 PM ET

There are Teemu Selanne fans and then there are, well, Teemu Selanne fans.

A guy showed up at the Bell Centre Thursday morning hoping to catch the Anaheim Ducks winger at the club’s morning skate and show him the tattoo of the Finnish Flash on his right thigh. It was probably going to be the fan’s last shot since this is Selanne’s farewell tour as he plans to retire after this season.

TV reporter Zdenek Matejovsky ran into the man and when he saw Selanne later in the Ducks’ dressing room, he told Selanne about the tattoo.

When Selanne headed to the Ducks’ bus to go back to the hotel, he stopped to see the man and the tattoo. Selanne took a picture of it and then autographed the man’s leg just below his likeness.

Creepy?

A little.

The man then raced off to a tattoo parlour and had the autograph made a permanent part of his tribute.

He’s got a pretty good story to go with it, too.


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