The Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League has named center Ryan Getzlaf
to the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend, taking place in Columbus, Ohio from Jan. 23-25. Getzlaf will make his third career All-Star appearance following his All-Star debut in 2008 at Atlanta and second All-Star appearance in 2009 at Montreal.
"It’s an honor," said Getzlaf. "It’s fun to be a part of and something to go enjoy. I’m pretty excited about it. When you have team success, individual success kind of comes with it. I’ve been able to have a good start to the season, as well as our team."
Getzlaf, 29 (5/10/85), has scored 13-32=45 points with a +6 rating and 35 penalty minutes (PIM) in 41 games with the Ducks this season. He ranks tied for third among league leaders in scoring, tied for second in assists, tied for third in even-strength assists (21) and tied for fourth in even-strength scoring (11-21=32). Getzlaf, who has won a career-best 51.2% of his faceoffs this season, currently has points in three straight games (1-2=3), 11 of his last 12 games (5-11=16) and 16 of his last 18 (7-19=26). He posted an eight-game point streak (4-9=13) from Dec. 12-28, tied for the second-longest among Western Conference players this season.
Selected by Anaheim in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Getzlaf was named the NHL’s ‘First Star’ for December after leading the NHL in scoring (5-15=20) and assists during the month. He was the fourth Duck to be named Player of the Month all-time, seventh time overall. Getzlaf’s 20 points were the most by a Ducks player in any single month since March 2011, when the Anaheim center also recorded 20 points. In addition, the Anaheim center’s 20 points were a team record for December, breaking the previous mark of 19 (Kariya, Dec. 1996; Selanne, Dec. 2006).
A native of Regina Saskatchewan, Getzlaf has collected 196-457=653 points with a +115 rating and 599 PIM in 674 career NHL games with the Ducks. Among franchise leaders, Getzlaf ranks third in scoring, second in assists and plus/minus, and fourth in goals. He also leads all Anaheim skaters in all-time playoff scoring (25-49=74) and assists, and ranks second in playoff goals. Getzlaf was named a Second Team NHL All-Star following the 2013-14 season that saw him score 31-56=87 points with a +28 rating and 31 PIM in 77 games.