GETZLAF SIGNS EIGHT-YEAR, $66M CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted: 03/08/2013 by yougetoutwhatyouputin in Uncategorized

Ducks announced this afternoon the signing of our captain to an eight-year contract extension with an annual average value of $8.25 million…. total value of $66 million.

Getz says…”This is a wonderful day for my family, as Anaheim has become our home,” said Getzlaf, a native of Saskatchewan. “The fans here have treated me very well, and I look forward to being part of a winning hockey team and contributing to the Orange County community for years to come.”

So tell me again why we had a strike…why we lost half a season of hockey? All I can say is WOW!

Bob I hope you have all your ducks in order…

 

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  1. bc says:

    Sorry U, wasn’t trying to steal your thunder just didn’t notice that you got the story up first. So, I put my mine as a reply to yours:

    As per Ducks policy terms were not announced. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted that it is a $66m contract with a cap hit of $8.25m per season.

    “We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager 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.”

    “I’m extremely thankful to the Samuelis, Michael Schulman, Bob Murray and the entire Ducks organization for the opportunity to remain in Anaheim for the long-term,” said Getzlaf. “This is a wonderful day for my family, as Anaheim has become our home. The fans here have treated me very well, and I look forward to being part of a winning hockey team and contributing to the Orange County community for years to come.”

    There is a love story here. Getz committed to a career in Anaheim in significant part for wife Paige and their children. She has always expressed her desire to make their home here. For himself, Ryan had previously expressed interest in the Red Wings during casual or not so casual conversations with friends and teammates.

    Getzlaf, 27 (5/10/85), has appeared in 534 career NHL games with the Ducks, scoring 146-353=499 points with a +77 rating and 504 penalty minutes (PIM). Named the eighth captain in Ducks history on Oct. 3, 2010, Getzlaf ranks third among all-time franchise leaders in points and assists, fifth in goals and power-play goals (55), fourth in game-winning goals (25), second in plus/minus and sixth in appearances. Getzlaf has also scored 18-35=53 points with 85 PIM in 62 career postseason games. He leads the club in all-time playoff assists, ranks second in scoring and tied for second in goals. Getzlaf led the 2007 champions in postseason scoring with 7-10=17 points, setting a Ducks record for most points in a single playoff season.

    Part of this post is taken from our Ducks official release.

  2. yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

    Hey BC do you think Bob and Perry will agree on a contract extension with Getz signed?

    Getz has made significant improvements this season and in light of the signing I hope he continues in the years to come. However, IMO this contract is 1.5-2 million high (hope he makes me eat crow) …Crosby makes 8.75.

    If Perry signs in the ballpark of 8 can we field a competitive team with two players commanding over 16 million a season.

    Hope Bob has a plan!

    • bc says:

      Hey U, even though Pears says the Getzlaf signing won’t affect his decision, it’s hard to believe it won’t.
      I wonder which Getzlaf we’ll see now that his contract is done. Do we get the Hart candidate we currently enjoy or do we get the moody, ‘I’ll play playoff hockey in the playoffs” evil twin?

      Going forward the cap is likely to rise so the salaries with be less of a percentage. Pro Hockey Talk has an interesting blurb on post-lockout sales.

  3. czhokej says:

    I agree with “U”, it’s too much money. For 5 years he often played worse than 2 M player. Yes, there was a significant improvement this season, especially during the last few weeks, yes he has a lot of talent and skills, he is a good playmaker, and he even started going to the net. Not too often, though. There are 3-4 moments every game, when Getzy has a brain freeze and instead going to the net, to find a shooting position, he stays at the half-boards. Even if there is nobody around the crease. But overall, he is playing much better now. Is it going to last? We will see. I am being a little bit suspicious – all that hard work and rigorously following coaching instructions – just before the contract agreement. Now we will probably lose C.P. or B.R.

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