Selanne signs two-year deal
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Teemu Selanne to a two-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.It's interesting that after his wishy washy return last season he's signed up for two years, especially given that at 38 years old, he's over the magic 35-and-over point when multiyear contracts count regardless of if players retire or not.
"We're happy to have Teemu back and thank him for his patience as we sorted out our salary cap situation," said Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. "Teemu is a true Duck. His loyalty to this franchise and community is unquestioned.">> team release
Barring a career-ending injury, Selanne's a Duck for this season and next. The contract is for $5.25-million ($2.625-million a season), which isn't insignificant given Anaheim's current cap conundrum.
The Ducks are now between $1.2- and $1.5-million over the salary cap.