Getzlaf gets to stay in Anaheim with eight-year deal

Friday, 03.08.2013 / 12:45 PM
Curtis Zupke  - Correspondent

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is staying in Southern California for the foreseeable future.

The Ducks announced Friday they have re-signed Getzlaf to an eight-year contract extension that will carry him through the 2020-21 season. The team did not disclose the terms of the contract, but multiple sources have reported it's for $66 million, or an annual average value of $8.25 million.

"We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term," Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray said in a statement. "He has often expressed his interest to stay in Anaheim for his entire career, a goal we share. He is a leader, a proven winner, and possesses a skill set that’s hard to find. This is a great day for the Ducks."

Getzlaf, 27, is having a resurgent season for the Ducks, who are second in the Western Conference with 35 points. He has 27 points in 22 games after scoring 57 points in 82 games last season.

"I'm extremely thankful to the Samuelis [Ducks owners], Michael Schulman, Bob Murray and the entire Ducks organization for the opportunity to remain in Anaheim for the long-term," Getzlaf said in a statement. "This is a wonderful day for my family, as Anaheim has become our home. The fans here have treated me very well, and I look forward to being part of a winning hockey team and contributing to the Orange County community for years to come."

Getzlaf won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and the Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2010. He has 499 points on 146 goals and 353 assists in 534 career games, all with the Ducks. He is third in franchise history in points and assists and is fifth in goals and power-play goals (55). He is also fourth in game-winning goals (25) and six in games played.

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