Watch: Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf ends his NHL career with spectacular spin-o-rama assist

Ryan Getzlaf called it a career in his own way.

Was Sunday night’s game the last on the Anaheim Ducks’ 2021-22 schedule? No, but it was the last game at home, and Getzlaf, 36, decided to make it the last game of his career and skip the Ducks’ final road games. This allowed him to end things with a special tribute to the Honda Center.

Fans lined up for hours in advance to watch the game. Hall of Famer and longtime Duck Teemu Selanne drove an all-terrain vehicle over the ice during a pre-game ceremony as part of a round the world golf vacation giveaway, while that Getzlaf’s wife and four children joined him along with Ducks owners Henry and Susan. Samueli at center ice.

Once the puck was dropped, Getzlaf, as he has done so many times in his career, gave something back to everyone in attendance. Considering he ranks fifth among all NHL players in assists since his debut in 2005-06, it was only fitting that he delivered a nice dish for his last point in his last game. Charging at St. Louis Ville Blues goalie Husso, Getzlaf spun for a highlight flow, spin-o-rama to Adam Henrique, who finished the 2-for-1:

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Getzlaf ends his NHL career as the Ducks’ all-time leader in games, assists, points and playoff points. He is one of 45 players to have recorded 1,000 or more points with a team. As one of the elite point guards of his generation, he has an excellent chance of making it into the Hall of Fame one day.

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