It was announced today that center Nate Thompson
will undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow, and center Ryan Getzlaf
has a sports hernia. Getzlaf will not need surgery.
Thompson, 30, appeared in his eighth NHL season, and his first with Anaheim, earning 18 points (5g/13a) with an even plus/minus rating and 39 penalty minutes in 80 games. Thompson led the Ducks in hits (204) and ranked second in faceoff win percentage (52.7), and also ranked third among Anaheim forwards in blocked shots (52). His 80 games played were one shy of his career high (81 in 2013-14) and his 18 points and 13 assists were his highest totals since 2010-11 (10g/15a). The Anchorage, Alaska native went on to appear in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games vs. Calgary and Chicago, setting personal postseason bests in goals (2), assists (4), points (6) and plus-minus (+5).
Getzlaf, 30, appeared in his 10th NHL season with Anaheim, collecting 70 points (25g/45a) with a +15 rating and 62 penalty minutes in 77 regular season games. Getzlaf finished the season ranked tied for fourth among NHL leaders in primary assists (31), tied for third in even-strength scoring (22g/33a) and 10th in even-strength assists (33). The Regina, Saskatchewan native co-led the NHL in overtime scoring (2g/3a) and ranked tied for fourth in OT assists. Getzlaf also ranked second among NHL forwards in blocked shots (95). In addition, Getzlaf led the Ducks in scoring, assists and takeaways (55), ranked second in game-winning goals (6) and power-play points (3g/10a), and third in shooting percentage (13.1) and shots on net (191). Among Anaheim forwards, Getzlaf led in TOI (20:05) and blocked shots, and ranked second in faceoff wins (632). Getzlaf (2g/18a) established a franchise record for most points in a playoff campaign with his 19th of the 2015 postseason, May 25 vs. Chicago. Getzlaf surpassed his own club record set in 2009 when he notched 18 points (4g/14a) in 13 games. Getzlaf posted a five-game assist streak from May 17-25, marking the NHL’s longest postseason assist streak since LA’s Jeff Carter from May 16-28, 2014 (six games, 5g/7a).