Ducks Name Getzlaf Team Captain

The 25-year-old Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medal-winner will be joined by Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu as alternate captains

Sunday, 10.03.2010 / 11:21 PM / News
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Ducks Name Getzlaf Team Captain
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have named Ryan Getzlaf team captain. Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne have been named alternate captains for the 2010-11 season. In addition, Corey Perry and Todd Marchant will serve as additional alternate captains when necessary.

“This is another step in the maturity process of Ryan Getzlaf,” said head coach Randy Carlyle. “We felt that with it being his sixth season in the league, now is the time for the transition and the veteran players agreed with us.”

Getzlaf, 25 (5/10/85), who is entering his sixth NHL season, will become the eighth captain in Ducks history after serving the past two seasons as an alternate captain for Scott Niedermayer. Having led the team in scoring in two of the last three seasons, Getzlaf also led the club in assists and ranked second in points in 2009-10 (19-50=69 points in 66 contests). The 6-4, 221-pound center also appeared in his first Olympics in 2010, winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the Winter Games in Vancouver. He finished the Olympic tournament tied for second on Team Canada with 2-5=7 points in seven contests.

"It’s an honor and a responsibility that I accept with it," Getzlaf said. "I’ve thought of myself as a leader and I will try to be the same way throughout this year. I’m up for the challenge and am looking forward to it.  You don’t become the captain and then change what you’re doing. It’s like becoming the president and changing everything that you campaigned about. It’s a thing that you grow into and I was lucky enough to be honored with it today."

A native of Regina Saskatchewan, Getzlaf has earned 107-232=339 points in 363 career games. His career +64 rating leads all active NHL players under age 25 heading into the 2010-11 regular season. Getzlaf was named to both the 2008 and 2009 NHL All-Star teams, having been selected as a starter in 2009 at Montreal. He had a career year in 2008-09, scoring 25-66=91 points, which ranked sixth in the NHL. He also broke the club’s single-season assists record in 2008-09 (previously Paul Kariya, 62). Getzlaf won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, leading the club in scoring with 7-10=17 points in 21 contests. In 56 career Stanley Cup Playoff contests, Getzlaf has earned 16-31=47 points. He also won a gold medal as part of Team Canada at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship. Selected by Anaheim in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Getzlaf signed a five-year contract extension with the Ducks on Nov. 20, 2007 (through the 2012-13 season).

"He’s been In the league for a number of years now and has established himself as one of the top players in the league," Koivu said. "He’s very mature for his age. Sometimes you have to put a player in a position like that and give him another challenge. I have no doubt that he’s going to do a great job as a captain. He’s going to be here for a long time and I think it was the right choice."

Koivu, 35 (11/23/74), enters his second season as alternate captain for the Ducks after initially assuming the role for the 2009-10 regular season. Prior to joining Anaheim last year, Koivu served as captain of the Montreal Canadiens for 10 seasons, tied for the longest tenure in the franchise’s 101-year history (also Jean Beliveau). Koivu appeared in his 14th NHL season last year, collecting 19-33=52 points with a career-high +14 rating and 36 PIM in 71 games for Anaheim. He eclipsed the 50-point mark for the seventh consecutive season while also ranking tied for 10th the NHL in game-winning goals (6) and tied for fourth overtime goals (2). In 863 career NHL games with Anaheim and Montreal, Koivu has recorded 210-483=693 points with 659 PIM.

Selanne, 40 (7/3/70), previously served as an alternate captain for Anaheim for five seasons (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2005-06) and captain during the 1997-98 NHL campaign. In 1,186 career NHL games, Selanne has scored 606-654=1,260 points, ranking 35th in all-time points and 56th in all-time assists. Among active NHL players, Selanne ranks first in goals, seventh in assists and third in scoring. With 379-412=791 points in 701 games in an Anaheim uniform (1996-2001 & 2005-10), Selanne is the Ducks’ franchise leader in goals, assists, points, power play goals (147), power play points (333), game-winning goals (65), plus/minus (+117) and games played. He won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 in his 15th NHL season.

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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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