It still amazes Jonathan Toews that he sometimes shares the ice with Teemu Selanne.

At 42, the Ducks winger is going strong in his 21st NHL season and faced off against Toews and the Blackhawks in Anaheim's 2-1 victory Friday night at the United Center.

"It's crazy to think a guy like that is still playing," Toews, 24, said. "I compare him to Jaromir Jagr as one of those guys when I first started playing hockey when I was 6, 7, 8 years old they were coming into their NHL careers and here I am getting a chance to play against all-time greats. It's a huge honor."

Selanne entered what might have been his final Chicago regular-season appearance — he will decide during the offseason if he will continue playing — with eight goals and 20 assists while playing in all 33 of the Ducks' games.

"To see what he's doing at his age is almost unheard of," Toews said. "He's a guy you have a lot of respect for and a player that years down the road you will look back and be proud to say you had a chance to play against him."

Can Toews envision playing into his 40s?

"I'd like to think I could," Toews said with a chuckle. "You don't know what it's like until you get there, so who knows?"