We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Ryan Getzlaf

Ryan Getzlaf  #15

Anaheim Ducks  Center
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: May 10, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Regina, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 221 DRAFTED: ANA / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (19th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> Led the Ducks to the Stanley Cup in 2007, setting a franchise record for playoff scoring with 17 points (7-10--17). <br /> <br /> Partners with his junior team, the Western Hokey League's Calgary Hitmen, to buy a suite at each game to give 20 kids an experience they otherwise couldn't afford. <br /> <br /> When the Ducks' star was taken in the 2000 WHL Bantam Draft by the Calgary Hitmen, he was only 5'9&quot; and 140 lbs. &quot;He went from 5-foot-9 to 6-foot-3 in a year and a half,&quot; recalled Regina Pats director of scouting Todd Ripplinger. &quot;And he still kept his coordination and skill.&quot; <br /> <br /> With Canada at the 2008 World Championships, finished second in tournament scoring with 14 points (3-11--14). His linemates were the Blue Jackets' Rick Nash and Senators' Dany Heatley. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On signing a five-year contract extension with the Ducks: &quot;I was looking to sign a long-term deal and be one of the top guys on this team. The expectations are going to go up and they continue to grow as the years go by. That's part of being a hockey player and growing as a player. I'm excited to have that opportunity.&quot; <br /> <br /> On his experience as a YoungStar at 2007 All-Star Weekend: &quot;It was cool. I think it was nice to kind of get there and just be behind the scenes a little bit and see how things run and see how much guys enjoy it. I think that's the main thing to take out of the weekend is that you just go in there with the right attitude that you're going to enjoy your time and enjoy the company around you.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Columbus head Coach Ken Hitchcock (who coached 2008 Team Canada): &quot;Ryan Getzlaf is an interesting guy. He has the personality of a golfer. He's a low key guy. Nothing bothers him ... he has a really uncommon ability, especially for such a young player, to analyze things and do it right away.&quot; <br /> <br /> Columbus star Rick Nash: &quot;He's a great player. I've been lucky to play with guys like Joe Thornton and Shane Doan for Team Canada in the World Championship tournament and Ryan is right up there. He finds you wherever you are on the ice.&quot; <br /> <br /> Ducks teammate Teemu Selanne: &quot;He's unbelievable. I don't know if he knows himself how good he can be. I don't see any reason why he can't be the best player in this League. He has all the tools. I think it's only a matter of time before he realizes it.&quot; <br /> <br /> Ducks coach Randy Carlyle: &quot;We think that Getzlaf is a special player, and he is a young guy that is a big man with soft hands. There is an aura about him that he could be as good as he wants to be. When people say that, then obviously there's some things that we'd like to see him do better and there's things that we're going to push for. He's a young player and he's accepted the possibility of delivering for our group.&quot;<br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=381517">Getzlaf balancing fame, celebrity</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://ducks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?type=fvod&amp;id=29741&amp;catid=649">Named 2009 NHL All-Star Game starter</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=27381">The Making of Getzlaf's Stick</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=4667">Getzlaf's Day with the Stanley Cup</a><br /> <br /> <span class="txt14Strg">Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" id="asstatsbox"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" width="100%" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td align="center">G</td> <td align="center">A</td> <td align="center">PTS</td> <td align="center">+/-</td> <td align="center">PIM</td> <td align="center">PP</td> <td align="center">SH</td> <td align="center">GW</td> <td align="center">SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007-08</td> <td>West</td> <td>7-8</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">5</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">5</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
Quote of the Day

We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff