In choosing between a secure future in Anaheim or venturing into the unknown as a free agent this summer, Ryan Getzlaf didn't demand that the Ducks construct their team around him. “It's more about building in general,” he said. “As long as we're building, moving forward, everybody's happy, including myself. That's always been the goal — to keep winning and be part of an organization that's willing to do that.” Assured by owners Henry and Susan Samueli and General Manager Bob Murray the club would spend the money to be competitive — and reassured about their talent by the team's formidable start — Getzlaf on Friday signed an eight-year, $66-million contract extension through 2020-21. It includes a no-move clause that kicks in immediately. “It's always been my goal to be here. I've always envisioned myself playing for one team,” Getzlaf said a few hours before he contributed an assist — his 500th NHL point — and a goal to the Ducks' 4-0 victory over Calgary at the Honda Center.
Ducks chalk up another shutout after extending Getzlaf
Los Angeles Times | Mar 9