Teemu Selanne has retired from the NHL, but his money making days in hockey may not be over just yet.
Juha Hiitelä of Urheilu Sanomat reports that Jokerit, a Finnish team in the Kontinental Hockey League, has offered Teemu Selanne multiple offers to play with them in the upcoming season.
Per reports, Jokerit offered Teemu Selanne a one-year, $10 million USD deal for the entirety of the upcoming season. They also offered him $5 million USD for him to play in just home games next season.
Our sources say Finnish KHL team Jokerit (or their Russian part owners to be exact) has offered 10M USD /season to Teemu Selanne #NHLDucks
— Juha Hiitelä (@jhiitela) August 7, 2014
Teemu Selanne is a legend, but at the age of 44, a $10 million deal for the Finish winger could be a big financial risk for Jokerit. Selanne made just $2 million last year with the Anaheim Ducks, and he has never made over $10 million in a season throughout his 20+ years in the National Hockey League.
In 1451 NHL regular season games, Teemu Selanne tallied 1457 points. He played 15 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks and helped lead the team to a Stanley Cup championship in 2007. He also played 4 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, 3 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, and 1 season with the Colorado Avalanche.
The “Finnish Flash” is a hero back in his native land of Finland, so him playing there next season would mean a lot to the people and fans there.
The future NHL Hall of Famer has options for the upcoming season, and he could cash in big time with Jokerit.