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Trio of Ducks Invited to Canada Camp

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Hockey Canada announced on Thursday that Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer, center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Corey Perry have been invited to participate in Canada’s National Men’s Hockey orientation camp. The camp, which precedes the selection of Canada’s 2010 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, will be held Aug. 24-27 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Niedermayer, Getzlaf and Perry were among 46 players invited to the camp.

Niedermayer, 35 (8/31/73), is a two-time Olympian (did not play in 2006 due to injury) and won gold with Team Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, UT. He is the only player in hockey history to have won a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, World Championship, World Cup, Memorial Cup and World Junior title. In 2008-09 with Anaheim, he played in all 82 games, collecting 14-45=59 points with 70 penalty minutes (PIM). He concluded the regular season ranked third among NHL defensemen in points and assists. In 1,101 career NHL games, the Edmonton, Alberta native has earned 162-530=692 points with a +176 rating. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on Aug. 4, 2005, Niedermayer helped lead the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2007, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.

Getzlaf, 24 (5/10/85), set career highs for assists and points in 2008-09, earning 25-66=91 points in 81 contests. He concluded the regular season ranked tied for third among NHL leaders in assists and tied for sixth in scoring. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Getzlaf has earned 88-182=270 points in 297 career NHL games over four seasons. A two-time NHL All-Star (2008, 2009), Getzlaf’s international experience includes representing Team Canada’s gold medal-winning squad at the 2005 World Junior Championships. He also played for Team Canada at the 2008 World Championships, the 2004 World Juniors and the 2003 Under-18 World Championships. Getzlaf was drafted by Anaheim in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He won his first Stanley Cup with the club in 2007, leading the Ducks in postseason scoring (7-10=17).

Perry, 24 (5/16/85), also had a career year in 2008-09 with the Ducks, collecting a personal high 32-40=72 points in 78 games. He also led the club in game-winning goals (8) while ranking tied for seventh among NHL leaders in that category. In four NHL seasons, the Peterborough, Ontario native has scored 91-104=322 points in 286 career games. Perry was named to the 2008 NHL All-Star team and was a co-recipient (with teammates Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne) of the NHL’s First Star award for the week ending Nov. 2, 2008. He was a member of Anaheim’s 2007 Stanley Cup championship squad, earning 6-9=15 points in 21 games. Perry represented Team Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championships, helping his team to a gold medal. Selected by Anaheim in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, he also captured a Memorial Cup with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2005, after collecting a league-leading 47-83=130 points during the regular season.
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