A good portion of a newly-retired man's life involves playing golf on beautiful sunny afternoons.
Even though Selanne's skills have diminished a bit with age, his passion and competitive fire burns as brightly now as 20 years ago.
For his sake, and everyone who enjoys golf courses in Southern California, this kind of intensity would be best used on the ice, where he can take his anger out by crushing opposing players into the boards, instead of tossing his expensive set of clubs into the lake.
As for life after hockey, Selanne may want to drive up I-5 and become begin a career in Hollywood next summer. He certainly isn't lacking confidence.
Selanne, on his golf game in the return video: "I'm a great actor." Admitted it's his first time throwing a club in the water. #TeemuIsBack— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) August 30, 2013
According to Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times, the 43-year-old winger played the role of writer, director and lead actor in his return video.
Ducks' PR guru Alex Gilchrist says Selanne wrote script for announcement video, then team sent crew to his golf course. Great stuff.— Helene Elliott (@helenenothelen) August 30, 2013
What we do know is that Selanne has raised the bar on how athletes should make major announcements about their offseason plans. If you're going to make a decision that thousands of sports fans will be impacted by, do it in style.
Nicholas Goss is an NHL columnist at Bleacher Report. He was a credentialed writer at the 2011 and 2013 Stanley Cup Final, the 2012 NHL playoffs and the 2013 NHL draft.