Selanne slapped the rebound past Phoenix goaltender Mark Visentin a mere 48 seconds into the
"It was a good start … let's not get too excited," Selanne said. "Exhibition games … they're still important. Playing games hard is how you get into game shape."
Selanne, who ranks 11th in the NHL with 675 career goals, spent the better part of the off-season in his native Finland mulling his return before announcing Aug. 30 he would come back for $2 million.
He came off the bench Monday with new right wing teammate
It was Silfverberg's short backhand Selanne collected to score.
Selanne said beyond some hip flexor fatigue, he "feels really good," but will rest for Tuesday's exhibition game against the
His goal was followed by one just 21 seconds later, when Ducks 22-year-old defenseman
The too-good-to-be-true feel of the exhibition game continued with the Ducks taking a 3-0 lead before three minutes had expired.
Just in front of the blue line, defenseman
Phoenix, on the day it learned defenseman
Cogliano had three assists.
The lead became 5-1 when 2012 first-round draft pick Hampus Lindholm scored on an assists from Silfverberg and this year's first pick, defenseman Shea Theodore.