Found March 08, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
PLAYERS: Ryan Getzlaf
TEAMS: Anaheim Ducks
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Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf has signed an eight-year, 66-million contract extension, the Ducks announced Friday. Getzlaf, 27, is enjoying a strong comeback season and leads the team in scoring. He would have been a prime free agent after this season. "We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term, Ducks Executive Vice PresidentGeneral Manager Bob Murray said in a statement. 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 thats hard to find. This is a great day for the Ducks. As L.A. Times columnist Helene Elliott wrote, "Where Getzlaf was sloppy defensively last season, he's diligent and has earned his plus-10 defensive rating. Where he was emotionally detached except when he took bad penalties he's fiery but controlled. Where he couldn't buy a goal, he's producing. He has six goals and 18 points in his last 11 games and stands among the NHL leaders with nine goals and a team-high 27 points. He had 11 goals and 57 points in 82 games last season and was minus-11." The Ducks are 16-3-3 and have 35 points. They rank No. 2 in the NHL and have equaled their franchise-best point total through 22 games. -Helene Elliott
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