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Video- Ryan Getzlaf's Final Skate On NHL Ice

04/25/2022 at 2:53am EDT

from Greg Beacham of the LA Times

Ryan Getzlaf skated in with the puck on his stick and a clear path to goal. With an entire building practically begging him to shoot, the Ducks’ longtime captain glanced left, spun right and feathered a breathtaking, behind-the-back pass to trailing teammate Adam Henrique, who did not miss.

The final point of Getzlaf’s 17 NHL seasons both epitomized and punctuated everything that made him one of the greatest playmaking centers of his era and a monumental player in California hockey.

Nearly every time when he could have gone for personal glory — whether in trying to score more goals, or in leaving the struggling Ducks for a better team late in his career — Getzlaf chose his teammates first. He refused to change his style or his address, and Anaheim returned his love yet again when he finally said farewell.


via the Anaheim Ducks,

The final seconds tick down on Ryan Getzlaf's illustrious career, and after he caps off the night with a postgame lap and speech to the fans

Watch below along with the pregame ceremony.

Pregame Ceremony

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