Teemu Selanne makes decision to return to Ducks
AUG 30, 2013 12:15p ET
But his golf game sure needs work.
Selanne took to YouTube to announce his future with the Ducks. The right winger is returning to Anaheim for his final season, the 21st of his NHL career.
"I'm coming back," Selanne says in the video. "Yeah, but this is it. This is my final one."
Selanne agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million.
Selanne, who turned 43 in July, had 12 goals and 24 points in 46 games in the lockout-shortened season.
"I'm so happy to be back," said Selanne. "I've always wanted to finish my career in Anaheim, and I plan on making it count."
Selanne's role was slightly diminished last year with the Ducks, who won the Pacific Division title before losing in the first round of the playoffs to Detroit.
Selanne has spent the summer contemplating retirement every year since Anaheim won the Stanley Cup in 2007, always choosing to return to the Ducks.
"It's great to have Teemu back. He clearly still has passion for the game and can't wait to get started," said Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray. "We are so pleased that Teemu will end his career where he belongs."
Selanne ranks 15th all-time in NHL scoring with 1,430 points and 11th in goals with 675. The five-time Olympian is also the all-time leading scorer in Olympic hockey play with 20 goals and 37 points in 31 games.
The Ducks open training camp on Sept. 11.
-- The Assocaited Press and Los Angeles Times contributed to this report
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