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He's Back: Ducks Sign Selanne to One-Year Contract

The club’s all-time leading scorer returns after recording 80 points in 73 games last season

Thursday, 09.15.2011 / 12:45 PM PT / News
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“I’m very happy that my knee has recovered from surgery and is ready for the season,” said Selanne. “I’m excited and optimistic about what this team can do and thankful to have another opportunity to play in Anaheim.”
Teemu Selanne is back for one more year.

The Ducks announced today they have signed Selanne to a one-year contract through the 2011-12 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

“As he showed again last season, Teemu still has the drive, determination, and skill to play at an elite level,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Most importantly for us, his passion comes from not just playing, but playing for the Ducks.”

Selanne, 41 (7/3/70), appeared in 73 games for the Ducks last season, scoring 31-49=80 points with a +6 rating and 49 penalty minutes (PIM). Selanne ranked third in the NHL with 16 power play goals and tied for eighth in overall scoring. Only two players in NHL history age 40-or-older have recorded more points: Detroit’s Gordie Howe in 1968-69 (103 pts., 40 yrs, 276 days) and Boston’s Johnny Bucyk in 1975-76 (83 pts., 40 yrs, 234 days).

“I’m very happy that my knee has recovered from surgery and is ready for the season,” said Selanne. “I’m excited and optimistic about what this team can do and thankful to have another opportunity to play in Anaheim.”

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Selanne was one of 15 NHL players to average more than one point-per-game in 2010-11, finishing eighth with 1.21. Of his 31 goals, 25 came in a tied or one-goal contest. On Mar. 28, 2011 vs. Colorado, Selanne became the first NHL player 40-or-older to score three goals and five points (3-2=5) in a single game and the fourth-oldest to record a three-plus goal game (also Howe, Bucyk and Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom). Selanne also became the first player in NHL history with four game-tying goals in the final three minutes of the third period in a single season.

Selanne signs his new one-year contract this afternoon at Honda Center.
In 1,259 career NHL games, Selanne has scored 637-703=1,340 points, ranking 14th in all-time goals, 27th in all-time points, 48th in all-time assists and tied for sixth in power play goals (236). Among active NHL players, Selanne ranks second in goals, fourth in assists and third in scoring. With 410-461=871 points in 774 games in an Anaheim uniform (1996-2001 & 2005-11), Selanne is the Ducks’ franchise leader in goals, assists, points, power play goals (163), power play points (367), game-winning goals (69), plus/minus (+123) and games played. He won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 in his 15th NHL season. In 111 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, Selanne has collected 41-38=79 points with 52 PIM. He currently leads the Ducks in career playoff goals (32), points (60), power play goals (13), game-winning goals (7) and appearances (77).

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60

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