Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf tonight became the first Duck in franchise history to reach 1,000 games. Getzlaf is the sixth NHL player in the last 40 NHL seasons to play their first 1,000 games with one franchise and win 548 (or more) of them (548-333-118, he can tie Alex Ovechkin for fifth on that list if the Ducks win tonight).
Getzlaf is also the eighth active player to appear in his first 1,000 career games with the same team, and the 53rd all-time (19th as a center). Getzlaf surpassed Corey Perry (988) for the all-time franchise lead in games played with his 989th career NHL appearance Oct. 11 at Columbus. Getzlaf leads the franchise in appearances and is followed by Perry (second), Teemu Selanne (third at 966 games), Cam Fowler (fourth at 635) and Steve Rucchin (fifth at 616).
PLAYERS WITH FIRST 1,000 GAMES WITH SAME TEAM IN LAST 40 YEARS (RANKED BY WINS)
Tomas Holmstrom (Detroit) - 1,000 career games, 598 team wins
Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit) - 1,000 career games, 581 team wins
Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit) - 1,000 career games, 566 team wins
Patrik Elias (New Jersey) - 1,000 career games, 562 team wins
Alex Ovechkin (Washington) - 1,000 career games, 549 team wins
Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim) - 1,000 career games, 548 team wins (entering tonight)
Henrik Sedin (Vancouver) - 1,000 career games, 547 team wins