Teemu Selanne endorses Coyotes' Max Domi as NHL's top rookie
Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports

If anyone knows a thing or two about putting together a rookie season to remember, it's Teemu Selanne.

The Finnish Flash burst onto the NHL scene in 1992-93, recording 76 goals and 132 points as a rookie, totals that stand as league records to this day and might very well never be broken.

Now retired, Selanne is watching this year's crop of rookies from his home in California, and has tabbed a desert dog as his choice for the best of the bunch.

Max Domi has scored two goals - including a stunner against Selanne's old team, the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday - and added two assists in his first four games for the Arizona Coyotes, the club that drafted him 12th overall in 2013.

He trails teammate Anthony Duclair, who recorded a hat trick against the Ducks, in the rookie scoring race.

Still, it's early yet, and the likes of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel still highlight a strong rookie class.

While Selanne's designation for Max's father Tie as a "great" player may be somewhat facetious, he certainly has an eye for talent, and Domi could very well be the cream of the crop at the end of the season.

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