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Ryan Getzlaf
Getzlaf as he gets ready for a faceoff.
Getzlaf with the Ducks in 2012
Born May 10, 1985 (1985-05-10) (age 34)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2003
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2005–present
Kesler Getzlaf faceoff
Getzlaf faces off with Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks in 2009.

Ryan Getzlaf (born May 10, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as 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 has led the Ducks in assists seven times, including a franchise record of 66 in 2008–09.

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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