On the Ducks side of things, 4.5 million is definitely worth it to them because:
- Selanne was the highest scorer on the team last year with 66 points (26 goals and 40 assists). Included were 12 power-play goals and four game-winners.
- Selanne is a great leader and ambassador for the team (and the game of hockey itself). If more guys like him make the NHL the better the game will become.
- The fans love Selanne and will pay to see him as this could be his last year and he might just pass some big names on the career goals and points lists.