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Ryan Getzlaf Named Finalist For Hart Trophy

A few days after being named a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award, Ryan Getzlaf is being recognized once again.

Earlier today, the Anaheim Ducks captain was named a finalist for the Hart Trophy, an award given to most valuable player in the NHL.

The other finalists include Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Getzlaf, who finished second in the NHL in scoring with 87 points, led the Ducks to the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history. His 31 goals were a career-high and his +28 rating was the second highest of his career.

The captain is currently tearing it up in the postseason as well. In the first round against the Dallas Stars, Getzlaf scored three goals and added four assists. That was all while he played with a facial laceration that he suffered in Game 1 after taking a slap shot to the face. Getzlaf and his wife Paige also welcomed a new baby girl into the family during the first round.

It was eventful first round for the Canadian as he leads the No. 1 seed Ducks into their second round match-up against arch rival Los Angeles Kings.

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