Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Captain, oh captain!  Ryan Getzlaf has signed an eight-year contract extension that will see him in an Anaheim jersey through the 2020-2021 season  The $66 million contract breaks down to $6.5M next year then $8.75M, $9.25M, $9.25M, $9.025M, $8.95M, $8.275M and $6M. “We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term,” said GM Bob Murray. “He has often expressed his interest to stay in Anaheim for his entire career, a goal we share. He is a leader, a proven winner, and possesses a skill set that’s hard to find. This is a great day for the Ducks.” Ducks fans are equally happy and breathing a partial sigh of relief.  No one wanted to see Getzlaf test free agency at the end of the year, or worse, be traded before the deadline.  Getzlaf, 27, was a first round draft pick by the Ducks in 2003 and has appeared in 534 career NHL games with the Ducks, scoring 146-353=499 points with a +77 rating and 504 penalty minutes (PIM).  He was named the eighth captain...
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