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Teemu Selanne pushes off retirement one more season

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08:22 AM ET 08.31 | Teemu Selanne decided to return and retire Friday, the Ducks' 43-year-old legend announcing in a humorous video that he'll play the 2013-14 season, his last as an NHL player. "I'm very happy, very excited," Selanne said after spending another summer in his native Finland mulling the decision. "Obviously, we have a good team. We have all the tools to go all the way." The defending Pacific Division-champion Ducks will pay Selanne $2 million, a cut from his $4.5-million salary last season, according to a hockey official unauthorized to speak publicly about financial information. Selanne's announcement was released by the Ducks in a YouTube video filmed at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club.

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August 31, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Great! That other picture (most favorite) is safe for another year!

August 31, 2013  09:07 AM ET

An answer to the mods prayers.

August 31, 2013  09:17 AM ET

I prefer the Gomer Pyle pic!

August 31, 2013  09:40 AM ET

I like his sense of humour....

August 31, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I prefer the Gomer Pyle pic!

:-)

August 31, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

:-)

Ah, yes!

Heeee's baaaaack!

August 31, 2013  11:09 AM ET

2M isn't chump change, go for it.

August 31, 2013  12:40 PM ET

Unless Hiller (or someone else) becomes the goaltender of the century, this team don't make the playoffs.

Question: How do you return and retire ??

August 31, 2013  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I like his sense of humour....

Nice. I have never not liked this guy! Great player and stand up guy! Great sense of humor! Thanks Canuck, saved me looking for it.

August 31, 2013  04:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Unless Hiller (or someone else) becomes the goaltender of the century, this team don't make the playoffs.Question: How do you return and retire ??

He said he's coming back.........and he said its the last one. I figure that's what they mean.

 
September 1, 2013  01:36 AM ET

That is hilarious but don't let Teemu fool you, he's about a 2 handicap. The boys at Coto de Caza are going to have to wait another year but they'd better save up. He's going to pick their pockets clean! Even from this non Ducks fan, it's great to see him back. He's a great guy, always a class act, and still has some amazing hockey skills. Tervetuloa takaisin!

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