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Ducks Olympic Notes

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Ducks Olympic Notes
Ducks players won five medals in Sochi: two gold (Getzlaf & Perry), one silver (Silfverberg) and two bronze (Selanne & Vatanen). Ducks players have won 12 medals over the last two Olympic years (2010 & 2014), the most in the NHL. Teemu Selanne was named MVP of the 2014 tournament.
Ducks players won five medals in Sochi: two gold (Getzlaf & Perry), one silver (Silfverberg) and two bronze (Selanne & Vatanen). Ducks players have won 12 medals over the last two Olympic years (2010 & 2014), the most in the NHL. Teemu Selanne was named MVP of the 2014 tournament (more details below).

With gold medal winners in each of the last four Olympic Games (Kariya in 2002, Pahlsson in 2006, Niedermayer/Getzlaf/Perry in 2010, Getzlaf/Perry in 2014), the Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks are the only NHL teams to have gold medalists in the last four tournaments (2002-2014).

The Ducks and the Dallas Stars are the only NHL teams to have multiple medalists in EACH of the five Olympic tournaments involving NHL players (1998-2014).

Anaheim players have won 20 medals in the five Olympic Games involving NHL players, second only to the Detroit Red Wings (22). The complete list:

Gold = 7 (Paul Kariya with Canada in 2002; Samuel Pahlsson with Sweden in 2006; Scott Niedermayer with Canada in 2010; Ryan Getzlaf & Corey Perry with Canada in 2010 & 2014)

Silver = 6 (Mikhail Shtalenkov & Dmitri Mironov with Russia in 1998; Teemu Selanne with Finland in 2006; Bobby Ryan and Ryan Whitney with USA in 2010; Jakob Silfverberg with Sweden in 2014)

Bronze = 7 (Teemu Selanne with Finland in 1998, 2010 & 2014; Oleg Tverdovsky and Ilya Bryzgalov with Russia in 2002; Saku Koivu with Finland in 2010; Sami Vatanen with Finland in 2014)

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:

GOLD MEDAL
Ryan Getzlaf
& Corey Perry each won their second consecutive gold medals with Team Canada. They are the first Ducks players to win multiple gold medals (while a member of the club). Getzlaf finished the tournament with 1-2=3 points, a +3 rating and won 35-of-61 faceoffs (57.4%). Perry recorded an assist with a +2 rating.

SILVER MEDAL
Jakob Silfverberg
won a silver medal in his first Olympic Games playing for Team Sweden. Silfverberg played in all six games, recording one assist.

BRONZE MEDAL
Teemu Selanne
was named MVP of the tournament. He finished his Olympic career by scoring two goals, including the game-winner, yesterday vs. the U.S. in the bronze medal game. He led Finland to its fourth medal in the past five Olympic Winter Games. Selanne finished the tournament with 4-2=6 points, including two game-winning goals (also Feb. 19 vs. RUS) and a +3 rating in six games. A look at his career Olympic accomplishments:

MOST POINTS, OLYMPIC CAREER
1. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 43
t-2. Vlastimil Bubnik* (CZE): 36
t-2. Valeri Kharlamov (USSR): 36
t-2. Harry Watson^ (CAN): 36
* played in early and modern era
^ played in early era only

MOST GOALS, MODERN OLYMPIC ERA (1956-2010)
t-1. Sven “Tumba” Johansson* (SWE): 25
t-1. Vladimir Zabrodsky* (CZE): 25
3. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 24
4. Vlastimil Bubnik (CZE): 22
* played in early and modern era

MOST ASSISTS, OLYMPIC CAREER
1. Valeri Kharlamov (USSR): 22
t-2. Vyacheslav Fetisov (USSR): 21
t-2. Saku Koivu (FIN): 21
t-4. Mats Naslund (SWE): 19
t-4. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 19

MOST OLYMPIC MEDALS, MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
t-1. Vladislav Tretiak (USSR): 4 (3G, S)
t-1. Igor Kravchuk (RUS): 4 (2G, S, B)
t-1. Jiri Holik (CZE): 4 (2S, 2B)
t-1. Saku Koivu (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Jere Lehtinen (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Kimmo Timonen (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)

MOST OLYMPIC TOURNAMENTS PLAYED, MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
t-1. Raimo Helminen (FIN): 6
t-1. Teemu Selanne (FIN):6

MORE ABOUT SELANNE
* At 43 years and 234 days, Selanne became the oldest player to score in an Olympic game.
* He also became the oldest hockey medal winner, surpassing Igor Larionov’s record from Russia’s 2002 bronze-medal victory in Salt Lake City (41 years and 83 days).

SELANNE YEAR-BY-YEAR OLYMPIC BREAKDOWN
1992: 7-4—11 in 8 GP
1998: 4-6—10 in 5 GP [B]
2002: 3-0—3 in 4 GP
2006: 6-5—11 in 8 GP [S]
2010: 0-2—2 in 6 GP [B]
2014: 4-2—6 in 6 GP [B]
Totals: 24-19—43 in 37 GP

Competing in his first Olympic Games, Sami Vatanen led all defensemen in the tournament with five assists (second among all players) and finished tied for fourth among defensemen in points (0-5=5). He averaged 18:34 minutes per game to lead Team Finland.

Jonas Hiller played in three games for Team Switzerland (2-1-0). He finished second in both SV% (.971%) and GAA (0.67). Hiller posted two shutouts, which tied for the tournament lead with Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist and Canada’s Carey Price.

In his first Olympic Games, defenseman Cam Fowler led all Team USA defensemen with a +4 rating. He scored the first goal for the U.S. in a 3-2 shootout win vs. Russia on Feb. 15.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 47 15 35 13 50
C. Perry 33 19 12 16 31
R. Kesler 48 13 18 -1 31
S. Vatanen 48 10 20 5 30
M. Beleskey 47 18 7 13 25
C. Fowler 47 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 40 5 18 2 23
H. Lindholm 47 5 15 14 20
J. Silfverberg 48 6 12 2 18
K. Palmieri 24 10 5 1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.24
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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