Longtime Anaheim Ducks Captain, Ryan Getzlaf, announced on Monday morning that he would be hanging up the skates at the end of the 2021-22 NHL season.
Ryan Getzlaf (middle) celebrating the Ducks 2007 Stanley Cup Championship with teammates, Dustin Penner (left) and Corey Perry (right) (Wally Skalij/LA Times via Getty Images)
The announcement came after the 36-year old Getzlaf was sidelined with a lower body injury. He currently has 31 points on 3 goals and 28 assists in 49 games played this season. The question that has been on everyone's mind over the last day or so has been; is Ryan Getzlaf a Hall of Famer? Let's look at the numbers.
Getzlaf was selected 19th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2003 NHL Draft. Getzlaf is Anaheim's all-time leading scorer in the regular season and postseason, and currently ranks 88th all-time on the NHL's points list with 1,013 and 51st in assists with 731, along with 282 career goals.
Getzlaf helped the Anaheim Ducks hoist the 2007 Stanley Cup, leading the team in scoring during that postseason run. He is also a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada (2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi) three-time NHL All-Star ('08, '09, '15) and one-time World Cup Gold Medalist.
And those stats don't even tell the whole story. Getzlaf also has a very decorated career in international play and junior hockey leagues, such as being named the 25th greatest player of all time in the WHL's Top 50 All-Time players list that came out in 2016.
So, what do you think? Is Ryan Getzlaf a Hall of Famer?