Biography:

Ryan Getzlaf has worn the maple leaf at all levels, from the World Under-17 Challenge in 2002 to the Olympic Winter Games. At Vancouver 2010 he recorded three goals and four assists in helping Canada win the gold medal.

Getzlaf was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2003 IIHF World Under-18 Championship before suiting up at two straight IIHF World Junior Championships, winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005. At the latter he was second in tournament scoring with three goals and nine assists to teammate Patrice Bergeron.

In 2008 Getzlaf debuted at the IIHF World Championship where he helped Canada win the silver medal with three goals and 11 assists, second in tournament scoring behind teammate Dany Heatley. Getzlaf also competed at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.

 

Getting to know…

Affiliated with Kids Up Front and Children’s Hospital in Orange County… Brother Chris Getzlaf plays for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders… Parents Steve and Susan… Enjoys wakeboarding…