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Report: Selanne back for one more year, Ducks front office gig awaits

Jun 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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According to Veikkaaja Magazine — “the biggest sports magazine in Finland” — Teemu Selanne will be returning to Anaheim for one more year.

Veikkaaja says the 42-year-old has been skating in Anaheim and will continue to do so in Finland this summer, with only “a major injury or some other setback” possibly preventing his 20th NHL season.

In an interesting postscript, Finnish hockey scribe Matias Strozyk reports Selanne also has a standing offer to join the Ducks’ front office once his playing days are done.

Alluding to a similar situation with Luc Robitaille and the Kings — Lucky Luc joined the Kings as the President of Business Operations a year after retirement — Strozyyk said Selanne will be allowed to pick a job of his choosing.

Note: If you’re questioning the validity of said Veikkaaja report, here’s a note from one of the magazine’s hockey writers…


That’s in reference to Vesa Rantanen, the magazine’s sports editor.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Good for him, great guy.

  2. jkaflagg - Jun 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I’m a Kings fan, and Teemu has broken our hearts on many occasions, but I’m glad he’ll be back for another year…..there is simply no other player who brings the combination of high-end skill and great offensive zone reads to the game…..

  3. lostpuppysyndrome - Jun 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    You know Teemu, there’s a professional hockey team north of the 49th, somewhere in the middle of a rather large country (hint: it’s not Novosibirsk) that probably has a place for you as well either on the ice or in the front office. I’m sure you’re aware that its fans would welcome you with open arms and you can even shoot down your glove for them for old times’ sake…

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