News & ToursAugust 31, 2013

Video: NHL star decides golf is too hard, will play hockey instead

By Sam Weinman

What does a 43-year-old professional hockey player do upon retirement? Play golf, of course.

But what if he finds golf more frustrating than an 82-game NHL season? Then he doesn't retire.

Give Anaheim Ducks wing Teemu Selanne, aka the Finnish Flash, credit for this creative announcement that he would be returning for a 21st NHL season.

The basic storyline: golf is too hard. I'd rather play hockey.

By the way, Selanne, the 14th-highest scorer in NHL history, is not the hapless hacker portrayed in the video. He carries a 5.2 index out of Coto De Caza Golf & Racquet Club in Orange County, Calif.

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