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Ryan Getzlaf Will Retire At The End Of This Season

04/05/2022 at 12:03pm EDT

from the Anaheim Ducks,

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf today announced his retirement from the NHL at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. His last home game will take place Sunday, April 24 when the Ducks host the St. Louis Blues at Honda Center (5:30 p.m. PT).

Getzlaf, 36 (5/10/85), is Anaheim's all-time leading scorer in both the regular season and playoffs, and joins a group of 11 other players in NHL history to have captained the same team for 10 years and scored 1,000 points. He is also one of 13 players in hockey history to win two Olympic gold medals and a Stanley Cup championship, and one of 46 NHL players to record 1,000 points with a single franchise (more than 7,400 players have played in the NHL to date). 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," said Getzlaf. "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."

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