Teemu Selanne, 43, of the Anaheim Ducks has decided to play one last season in the NHL, marking his 21st year in the league. Selanne was drafted 10th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets (now the Phoenix Coyotes).
‘The Finnish Flash’ has spent most of his career playing for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Anaheim Ducks. Yes, they are the same team, but Selanne has been with the organization both before and after the name change. It just adds to the nostalgia.
Selanne signed a one-year, $2 million deal, The Orange County Register reports.
With 675 goals to his name (76 of them from his rookie season) and a Stanley Cup championship in 2007, Selanne said this will be his final season. He announced his decision to play one more year with this video.