Teemu Selanne's Hall of Fame career is not over just yet. After taking time to weigh potential retirement, the 42-year old has decided to return to the Anaheim Ducks for his 20th NHL season.
The team announced the one-year, $4.5 million contract Thursday afternoon. Selanne earned $4.5 million on a one-year deal in 2010-11 and $4 million on a one-year deal last season.
Selanne is the Ducks' all-time scoring leader, scoring 937 points in 856 games with the organization that acquired him from the Winnipeg Jets in Feb. 1996. In total, he's scored 1,406 points in his 1,341 career games, including 663 goals and 743 assists. He's 12th all-time in NHL goal scoring, just two behind fellow future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr. Selanne needs just five goals to pass Luc Robitalle for tenth place on the all-time goal scoring list.
Selanne didn't miss a game during the 2011-12 season. He scored 66 points in his 82 games with the Ducks, good for tops on the team. He also led the Ducks in power play points.
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