Teemu Selanne re-signs with Ducks – LA Times

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By Kevin Baxter
Los Angeles Times

August 9, 2010

When it came right down to it, Teemu Selanne simply wasn’t ready to walk away from hockey.

So he didn’t, signing a one-year deal Monday to return to the Ducks for a 19th NHL season.

“I thought it was going to be easy to retire. But when you think you can play and you can still play at a high level and you enjoy it, I don’t see any reason why anybody who thinks that way should retire,” said Selanne, whose 606 career goals lead active NHL players. “It’s a good sign when you still enjoy it and you can compete with the young guys.”

Coming off an injury-plagued season in which he still managed 27 goals and 21 assists in 54 games, Selanne, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, agreed to a deal that calls for a base salary of $3.25 million plus bonuses