Ducks Regain Finnish Flash

Teemu Selanne breaks retirement for one more tour of duty with Anaheim
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2008 10:31 PM CST
Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, of Finland, holds up the Stanley Cup after the Ducks won the finals with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Anaheim, Calif., in this June 6, 2007, file photo....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Winning his first Stanley Cup in 2007 wasn't good enough for Finnish forward Teemu Selanne—at 37, he's coming out of retirement with hopes of repeating. The Anaheim fan favorite follows the lead of defenseman Scott Niedermayer, who also retired after the championship and then rejoined the team in December.

Selanne, a ten-time All-Star, was the first player to score at least 40 goals in two straight seasons after turning 35. Ducks general manager Brian Burke believes Selanne can produce at the same level this year: "This is a player who scored 48 goals last year and showed no signs of slowing down."