|Born:||May 10, 1985||Draft:||2003 Ducks, 19th overall|
|Hometown:||Regina, SK, CAN||Position:||Centre|
Ryan Getzlaf (born May 10, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). A first round selection, 19th overall, at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Getzlaf has played his entire professional career in the Ducks organization and ranks as one of the franchise’s all-time leading scorers. He has played in three NHL All-Star Games and was a member of the Ducks’ 2007 Stanley Cup championship team. A playmaker and power forward, Getzlaf is the Ducks’ all-time leader in games played, assists, playoff points, and second in overall points after Teemu Selanne. He led the Ducks in assists 12 times, including a franchise record of 66 in 2008–09, and in points eight times.
As a junior, Getzlaf played four seasons with the Calgary Hitmen and was twice named to a Western Hockey League (WHL) all-star team. Internationally, he has represented Canada on numerous occasions. Getzlaf was a member of the 2005 World Junior Championship squad considered the greatest in Canadian history, and won a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championship. A two-time Olympian, Getzlaf played with Canadian teams that won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games.
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- Anaheim Ducks’ 500 Games Club
- Remembering the Anaheim Mighty Ducks’ 2003 Draft
- WHL First All-Star Team 2003–04
- WHL Second All-Star Team 2004–05
- Stanley Cup champion 2006–07
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game 2007-08, 2008-09, 2014-15
- NHL Second All-Star Team 2013–14
Born and raised in Michigan, Kyle Knopp started playing hockey when he was 3 years old. Knopp has played, coached, or worked at every level of ice hockey — including three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings where he was part of the Stanley Cup Championship team in 2008. He covers the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings for The Hockey Writers and is the editor of THW’s Morning Skate newsletter. You can follow him on Twitter @THW_Knopp.