Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf named finalist for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Ryan Getzlaf, the Ducks’ retired team captain, was named Friday as one of three finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is presented “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”

Getzlaf, a first-time finalist, was joined by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse and New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban as the three finalists selected by a committee of senior NHL executives, which included commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly.

The winner will be announced June 7.

Getzlaf’s many charitable efforts include launching the Learn to Play program, which has had 18,000 local children participate since its beginning in 2008, and the Getzlaf Shootout golf tournament to benefit the nonprofit CureDuchenne organization, raising $4.27 million since 2011.

Additionally, he has helped the Anaheim Ducks Foundation raise more than $15.5 million to support its mission “to produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey, and addressing the health and wellness needs of the community.”

Getzlaf, 37, retired at the end of this past season, his 17th with the Ducks. He set franchise records with 737 assists, 1,019 points and 1,157 games. He also was the longest-serving captain in team history, holding the job from 2010-11 until playing his final game April 24.

He is likely to be the next Ducks player to be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. His No. 15 jersey is expected to be the next one retired by the only NHL franchise he has known, joining Hall of Famers Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer.