Teemu Selanne re-signs with Ducks – LA Times


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