Ducks' Legend announces his retirement

Published April 5, 2022 at 1:22 PM

Anaheim Ducks' Captain Ryan Getzlaf announced today they he will be retiring at the end of the season. One of the ultimate good guys in hockey will officially retire as the Ducks leading scorer with 1013 points currently.

Getzlaf, 36, won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in his sophomore season playing on the "kid line" with good buddy Corey Perry and Dustin Penner. He also has two Olympic gold medals. He currently ranks in the top 100 on the NHL's all-time points (88th) and assists (51st) list, and is one of 56 players in NHL history to record 700 assists.

It's been an honor to play in the NHL and spend my entire professional career with one organization. None of this would have been possible without my family, who offered unwavering love and support each step of the way. Thank you to our owners, Henry and Susan Samueli, for leading an organization committed to success on the ice, but more importantly, to making a positive impact in our community and to those in need.

A special thanks to the general managers, coaches, support staff, teammates, and of course, our fans. Playing for the Ducks and living in Orange County is a dream for an athlete, and much of that is because of you. Thank you all.

In the not too distant future Getzlaf will get the call to cap off his career by going into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

April 5   |   288 answers
Ducks' Legend announces his retirement

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