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Getzlaf Hits the Big Apple

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Among his activities on Wednesday, Getzlaf chatted with ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun (right) and Scott Burnside (back facing camera).
Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf is in New York for a two-day 2009-10 season media tour organized by the NHL. He is one of 15 of the top players in the league are in the Big Apple attending the tour. Check out new additions to the photo gallery of his visit.


It was busy day for Getzlaf on Wednesday with stops at NHL Network, CBC, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ESPN.com, ESPN America and Associated Press among others. He then made his way to Flushing Meadows to take in some tennis at the U.S. Open. Getzlaf returns to Orange County on Thursday to prepare for Training Camp, which opens at The Rinks - Anaheim ICE on Sunday.

On Getzlaf first day of the tour, he visited John's Pizza on 44th Street. In addition to trying some authentic New York pizza, he had the opportunity to create his own pizza. With guidance from the kitchen staff at John's, Getzlaf successfully made his own margherita pizza, which was promptly delivered to his table fresh from the oven.

"It's nice to do some of the media and stuff," Getzlaf said. "Being out west, we don't get to do that too often."

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Getzlaf made a quick stop at Times Square, participating in an interview with Ducks TV host Kent French. The afternoon was then devoted to interviews and promotional spots at a hotel with NHL Images, VERSUS, TSN, NHL Radio, NHL.com and NBC. Tonight will include a VIP Reception for the players and the league broadcast partners.

Getzlaf also got the added bonus of going to Yankee Stadium Monday night to see the Yankees take the nightcap of a doubleheader against the Tampa Rays. In all, six NHL players took advantage of that opportunity, enjoying the sights and sounds of Yankee Stadium on the unofficial last night of the summer season.
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