Selanne signs 1-year deal to stay with Ducks
Teemu Selanne has decided to play at least one more season in the NHL.
Selanne re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks to a one-year contract on Monday, general manager Bob Murray announced.
The 40-year-old veteran played in 54 games for Anaheim last season, scoring 27 goals and 48 points while posting a respectable plus-3 rating.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are thrilled to have Teemu back for his 19th NHL season and 12th in an Anaheim Ducks uniform," said Murray. "His commitment to the game is unparalleled, both on and off the ice. We look forward to another strong year for Teemu in 2010-11."
Selanne, a native of Helsinki, continues to reach milestones with each passing year.
He became the 18th player in NHL history to score 600 goals when he tallied against Colorado on March 21. Selanne then passed childhood Finnish idol Jari Kurri on the NHL's all-time goal list during an April 2 contest against the Vancouver Canucks.
Selanne notched two goals that night, moving into 17th place with the 602nd and 603rd markers of his career. Those power-play goals (217 and 218) also put Selanne ahead of Hall of Famer Mike Gartner for ninth place.
In 1,186 career NHL games, Selanne has piled up 606 goals and 654 assists for 1,260 points.