Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Player of the Day: Ryan Getzlaf

Ryan is the power behind Anaheim's offense and one of the players representing Canada in the Vancouver Olympics. A power forward with grit and a quick shot, he has no problem taking the puck to the net or putting opposing defensemen through the end boards.

Why he will succeed: He's always been able to put up points, and no one should think that the olympic stage will be any different. 18 points as a rookie with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. He then followed his WHL rookie season with a 68 point sophomore season. During the Ducks Stanley Cup run in 2007 he lead the team in playoff scoring with 17 points in 21 games. After the Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs in 2008 he joined Team Canada in the World Championships in which he recorded 14 points in 9 games. The following season he was named a starter for the Western Conference in the 2009 All-Star Game. During that same season he put up career highs in goals (25) and points (91).

Below are cards available through Checkoutmycards.com and Sportsbuy.com.

2008-09 The Cup #10 - Ryan Getzlaf/249 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

The Cup

2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Threads #RTRG - Ryan Getzlaf - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

Rookie Threads

07-08 O-Pee-Chee In Action #IA20

08-09 Artifacts Treasured Swatches #TSD-RG

08-09 Upper Deck Ice #82

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