By Allan Muir
Teemu Selanne has made his decision.
After a summer of soul searching–and what appears to be some horrible luck on the links–the 43-year-old legend has committed to one final season with the Ducks.
The deal, which brings him back for his 21st NHL season, will pay Selanne $2 million. It’s a friendly number that, according to capgeek.com, keeps the Ducks just under the cap.
Selanne has spent the last eight seasons with the Ducks. His game showed some signs of slippage last year as he was limited to 24 points in 46 games, but he remains one of the most electrifying talents in the league.
Aside from keeping out of the rough, Selanne has one very good reason for returning for one final campaign. He needs just 25 goals this year to become the first European-born player to score 700.
As well as this news is being received, it won’t generate half the buzz of this clip. Selanne announced his return in similar fashion last summer, but this bit of video genius sets the Ducks up as preseason favorites for 2013-14 PR department of the year.
Well done, boys.
Here’s a 30-second version of the spot if it’s too painful to spend 90 seconds watching someone whose fake game is still better than yours.