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Ducks Have Three All-Star Starters

Fans Vote Ryan Getzlaf, J.S. Giguere and Scott Niedermayer to Start Jan. 25 in Montreal

Saturday, 01.03.2009 / 2:11 PM / News
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Ducks Have Three All-Star Starters

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The National Hockey League announced today that Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, goaltender J.S. Giguere and defenseman Scott Niedermayer have been voted to start for the Western Conference in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game, slated for Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

This marks the second time in history that a Southern California NHL team (Ducks or Kings) have had three starters named to the All-Star Game, following the 1988-89 Los Angeles Kings, who had three players voted to the 1989 contest (Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Steve Duchesne). It also marks the first time since 2001 that the Ducks have had multiple All-Star starters (Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya).

Comments from Getzlaf, Niedermayer and Giguere coming later today

Getzlaf, 23 (5/10/85), has appeared in 38 games with the Ducks this season, scoring 15-29=44 points with a +4 rating and 74 PIM. Among NHL leaders, he ranks tied for seventh in points, seventh in assists, tied for second in power play points (3-17=20) and tied for first in power play assists. Getzlaf is making his second career All-Star appearance (2008). He received 716,569 votes from fans to finish among the top three Western Conference forwards.

Ryan Getzlaf Highlights
Scott Niedermayer Highlights
J.S. Giguere Highlights

Giguere, 31 (5/16/77), will be the starting goaltender for the Western Conference in his hometown of Montreal, marking his first career All-Star appearance. Giguere has appeared in 26 games with Anaheim in 2008-09, posting an 11-9-4 record with 2.96 goals-against average (GAA), .910 save percentage (SV%) and two shutouts. The Montreal native had 47 saves in a 6-4 win over the Canadiens on Oct. 25 at the Bell Centre, his most since a career-high 51 stops on Mar. 21, 2004 vs. Detroit. Giguere was the top vote-getter among Western Conference goalies with 617,241 votes.

Niedermayer, 35 (8/31/73), has scored 5-15=20 points with 44 PIM in 39 games with the Ducks this season. Ranking fourth among NHL defensemen in average time on ice (27:04) and first in overall TOI (1,056:04), Niedermayer has logged over 30 minutes in six games in 2008-09 and became Anaheim’s leading all-time scoring defenseman on Dec. 3 at Chicago. Niedermayer, who collected his 500th career NHL assist last night vs. Philadelphia, has been named to a conference All-Star Team six times during his NHL career (1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009). Niedermayer earned the second-highest votes among Western Conference defenseman with 637,316.

The 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal will celebrate the Montreal Canadiens’ Centennial season with live national broadcasts of the Honda/NHL SuperSkills event on Saturday, Jan. 24, and the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25, on CBC and RDS in Canada and VERSUS in the United States. NASN, ASN, J Sports, Sky Mexico, Fox Sports Australia and other NHL international broadcast partners will provide live coverage of both the Honda/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 150 countries and territories in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Mexico and the Caribbean. NHL Radio will provide exclusive, national radio coverage which can be heard on stations around the United States and Canada as well as on Sirius XM Radio's NHL Home Ice, located at XM channel 204 and on SIRIUS channel 208 with the “Best of XM” programming package. NHL.com and NHL Network will provide extensive coverage of the All-Star Weekend.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48


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