Will Ryan Getzlaf be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame?

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Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press

Ryan Getzlaf retired at the end of the last season after a 17-year career. The duration of his career was all played with the Anaheim Ducks. He is a former 19th overall pick.

Ryan Getzlaf Career Stats

  • Franchise all-time scorer (1,019 points)
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist
  • 92nd player in league history to reach 1,000 points
  • 2007 Stanley Cup Champion
  • Three-time NHL All-Star
  • Runner-up for Hart Trophy in 2014 (NHL’s MVP award)
  • Two-time WHL All-Star
  • 2005 World Junior Champion (known as the greatest team in Canadian History)

Ryan Getzlaf’s Last Point

After making his NHL debut in October 2005 Ryan Getzlaf has been proven to be one of the top-play-making centers in all of hockey history. Getzlaf’s vision on the ice was one of his greatest strengths. He always looked to make his teammates better players and helped anyone on his line. The last point of his career was an assist to Adam Henrique in his final NHL game.

How Was Ryan Getzlaf as a Leader?

Ryan was the Anaheim Ducks captain for 12 seasons. He took over for Scott Neidermeyer who has already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. These were hard shoes to fill as Neidermeyer was the only player to win a Stanley Cup, World Cup, Olympic gold medal, World Championship, Memorial Cup, and World Junior Championship. However, Getzlaf has proven himself to be a great leader in the Ducks locker room and has put together a fantastic Hall of Fame campaign.

Getzlaf helped lead Anaheim to two Western Conference finals. Also, Anaheim won five straight Pacific Division titles from 2013-17. In addition, he played alongside Corey Perry who was statistically one of the best duos in NHL history. These two played heavy minutes and constantly attacked in offensive zones together. However, Perry left the Ducks in 2019.

Is Hall of Fame in His Future?

All the stats show how fantastic of a career Getzlaf has had. He ended his career with 282 goals and 737 assists. These numbers totaled to be 1,019 career NHL points. Also, he has a plus or minus of +102. Although, he only won one Stanley Cup, choosing to play the entirety of his career with one franchise will make him stand out. Ryan Getzlaf was a Hall of Fame player and one of the most talented skaters of his time.

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