Teemu Selanne, the 15th highest scorer in NHL history, will return for a final season with the Anaheim Ducks. The Finnish Flash released a funny YouTube video confirming that he will lace up the skates for one more year.
This is a good decision by the legend. Selanne will get another chance to make a run for the Stanley Cup and will likely represent Finland one last time in Sochi. If Selanne retired this offseason, he probably would have not received the recognition he deserved. Announcing that he will definitely retire after this season means that fans will have an oppurtunity to salute him on the ice. Also, Teemu Selanne will have a chance to reach a few milestones in 2013-14. He needs 25 more goals to reach 700 in his career and 70 more points to join the 1,500 point club. It will definitely be tough for the 43-year-old to reach those milestones next season, but they are certainly not out of reach.
Selanne will join the likes of Jaromir Jagr (41), Ray Whitney (41), Daniel Alfredsson (40), Martin Brodeur (40), and Nikolai Khabibulin (40) as NHL players in 2013-14 who will be 40 years or over. Mike Knuble is 40, but is still a free agent.