Teemu Selanne Announces Return to NHL in Hilarious Golf Spoof Video

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A good portion of a newly-retired man's life involves playing golf on beautiful sunny afternoons.

Fortunately for Anaheim Ducks fans, Teemu Selanne's golf game is nowhere close to where it needs to be for him to take his talents from the ice rink to the golf course.

In a hilarious video posted to the team's website on Friday, the "Finnish Flash" announced that he will be returning for his 21st and final NHL season.

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.

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.

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.

Let's just hope that when his farewell tour arrives in Philadelphia, Selanne shows Claude Giroux how to swing a club without sustaining an injury.

 

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.

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