Video: Teemu Selanne’s decision to return for final NHL season
LeBron James and Brett Favre, take notes. This is how you announce your free-agent/retirement intentions.
Check out this hilarious video, from the Anaheim Ducks’ official site, featuring 43-year-old NHL legend Teemu Selanne, who has been on the fence all off-season about whether or not he’ll come back for another season in the NHL. Selanne played last year with Anaheim, and has spent 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with them.
Selanne, a veteran of 20 NHL campaigns with the Winnipeg Jets (now the Phoenix Coyotes), Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche, is the NHL’s 15th all-time leading scorer with 1,430 career points, second-best among all active NHL players (Jaromir Jagr is first with 1,688). He was the 10th overall pick by Winnipeg in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, and he set a rookie record with the Jets in 1992-93 by scoring 76 goals. Needless to say, he won the Calder Trophy that year as the league’s top rookie. He won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, and has been part of three Olympic medal-winning Finnish national teams (bronze in ’98 and ’10, and silver in ’06).