Ryan Getzlaf's 2017 Player Profile

(1) Ryan Getzlaf   Ducks   C    [Age: 32]    [Ht: 6'4' ]    [Wt: 223 ]
YearTmGGoalAssSOGPPGPtsPPP+/-PenGWGSHG
2017 (Projected)ANA76135914157219125222
 
2016ANA7415581386732074932
 
2015ANA77135017866322145550
 
2014ANA77254519137013156260
For the third time in his last four seasons, Ryan Getzlaf managed to at least reach the 70-point mark in 2016-17 as he finished with 15 goals and 58 assists in 74 contests. The only other players to reach the 70-point mark at least three times over that span are Nicklas Backstrom, Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby, Erik Karlsson, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Joe Pavelski, Tyler Seguin, and Vladimir Tarasenko. In other words, Getzlaf is among the cream of the crop, though arguably the least valuable out of all the players in that list. Part of that is because he only barely reached that milestone last season and in 2014-15, but it’s also because in recent years he hasn’t found the back of the net much, instead accumulating his points through helpers. Although Getzlaf was never one of the league’s top goal scorers, he’s settled in more into that pass mentality in recent years, highlighted by the fact that he only recorded 138 SOG last season. Granted he also scored eight goals, along with 11 assists, in 17 playoff games in 2017, but we’d caution against reading too much into playoff numbers for veteran players. At the end of the day, Getzlaf is a great source of assists and as long as the Ducks are a strong team he’ll also continue to be an asset in terms of plus/minus, but his contributions in other categories will remain somewhat limited.
Updated Oct. 21: Ryan Getzlaf (lower-body) was skating on the top line alongside Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell on Saturday. It looks like the imminent return of Ryan Getzlaf will push Rakell back to the wing. The Ducks don't play again until Tuesday, leaving Getzlaf with a few extra days to heal up. He has two points in two games this season and should be in all lineups when he returns from his injury.


Recent News on Ryan Getzlaf
Ryan Getzlaf (lower-body) was skating on the top line alongside Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell on Saturday.
It looks like the imminent return of Ryan Getzlaf will push Rakell back to the wing. The Ducks don't play again until Tuesday, leaving Getzlaf with a few extra days to heal up. He has two points in two games this season and should be in all lineups when he returns from his injury.
10/21/2017 2:41:00 PM

Source:   Eric Stephens on Twitter

 

Ryan Getzlaf (lower body) is considered "very doubtful" for Friday's game.
There was some hope that Getzlaf might be able to take part in Thursday's practice, but he went through treatment instead. He last played on Oct. 11.
10/19/2017 5:08:00 PM

Source:   Ducks.nhl.com on Twitter

 

Ryan Getzlaf (lower body) might resume practicing on Thursday.
That would be a big step forward for Getzlaf, who has missed two straight games. It's possible that he'll be able to return on Friday, but we wouldn't count on that happening.
10/19/2017 4:15:00 AM

Source:   Orange County Register

 

Ryan Getzlaf is not practicing with his teammates as he continues to recover from a lower-body injury.
Not being able to practice is usually a good indicator in whether or not a player is ready to return to game action or not. Right now, we'd bet against the Ducks captain being ready tomorrow night against the Sabres. He has two points in two games this season.
10/14/2017 3:41:00 PM

Source:   Eric Stephens on Twitter

 

It is unclear if Ryan Getzlaf will be able to dress for Sunday's game against the Sabres.
He missed Friday night's contest with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. Check back with us closer to game time Sunday for an update on Getzlaf's condition.
10/14/2017 12:05:00 PM

Source:   Orange County Register