Ducks Offseason 2012: How Anaheim Will Prepare For The Upcoming Season

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Ducks Offseason 2012: Teemu Selanne Inks One-Year Deal With Anaheim

The Anaheim Ducks wasted little time when trying to re-sign right winger Teemu Selanne after it was announced on Thursday that the Ducks have indeed signed him for a one-year contract, keeping him in Anaheim at least through next season. Per the Ducks via Helene Elliot's twitter account, the deal is worth $4.5 million.

At 42, Selanne remained a very productive part of the Ducks squad after scoring 26 goals and 40 assists for a total 66 points last season, along with 50 penalty minutes in 82 games with the Ducks. He led the team in scoring and power play points (28), ranked second in power play goals (12), assists, and shots (210), and tied for second in game-winning goals (4) as well.

Selanne did not miss a single game in 2011-12, becoming the oldest played in NHL history (41 years, 279 days at end of season) to appear in all 82 games in a regular season.

When asked about the deal, Selanne noted that he certainly has enough left in the tank and is grateful to get the chance to continue his career in Anaheim.

"I still feel I can play at a high level," said Selanne. "As I always say, this is my happy place and I can't wait to get back on the ice in front of our great fans."

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NHL Free Agents 2012: Bryan Allen Signs With Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made a big splash (ha ha, get it?) in free agency on Sunday afternoon, signing veteran defenseman Bryan Allen to a three-year deal worth $10.5 million each season. Allen spent all of 2011 with the Carolina Hurricanes after being dealt by the Panthers at the 2010 trade deadline. He has battled knee problems in the past, although his last surgery was during the 2008-09 season.

Allen is a big boy at 6'5 and 225lbs, and he was one of the bigger names on the free agent market. The contract appears to be pretty fair for both sides, although a couple of analysts felt Anaheim got a good deal out of this.

He played all 82 games last season, averaging 19 minutes per game. He scored just one goal and dished out 13 assists, good for 14 points for the year. He'll do a nice job providing size and strength to the Ducks blueline for years to come.

Anaheim still has some money to spend this summer, and they'll continue to look at any and all options on the free agent market.

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Ducks 2012 Free Agents: Full List Of Anaheim Free Agents

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a season that they'd probably rather forget about. The front office is faced with a bevy of decisions as free agency opens on July 1. The Ducks will have 10 players set to hit the open market, including veteran Teemu Selanne.

Here is the full list of free agents who ended the 2011-12 season as members of the Anaheim Ducks. All skaters listed here are unrestricted free agents, except for Kyle Cumiskey, who is a restricted free agent.

PLAYER - POS - AGE

Jason Blake - LW - 38
Sheldon Brookbank - D - 31
Kyle Cumiskey - D - 25
Dan Ellis - G - 32
Niklas Hagman - LW - 32
Ryan O'Marra - C - 25
George Parros - RW - 32
Rod Pelley - C - 27
Teemu Selanne - RW - 41
Iiro Tarkki - G - 26

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Anaheim Ducks Release 2012-2013 Schedule

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