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Ryan Kesler | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 208
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Ryan Kesler scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Kesler's goal was a matter of being in the right place at the right time to finish off Andrew Cogliano's missed pass from Jakob Silfverberg, getting the Ducks on the board early in the third period. His assist came thanks to Corey Perry's ability to put one in the empty net from the defensive zone, after Kesler forced the turnover. He now has 16 goals and 39 points in 63 games this season. Feb 28 - 1:33 AM

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Ryan Kesler produced a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 shootout loss to the Capitals in Washington Friday night.

Kesler notched his goal on an Anaheim power play, giving the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 18:15 of the first period. It was the center's 15th goal of the season. He added his 22nd assist of the season on a Corey Perry goal at 13:45 of the third period. Perry's goal, his 23rd of the season, tied the game at 1-1 and extended it into overtime and then the shootout session. Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf missed the game. He was a late scratch as well on Thursday for a game against the Nashville Predators after aggravating a lower-body injury during warmups.
Feb 6 - 10:09 PM

Ryan Kesler had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win versus Carolina.

Kesler has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 51 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 4 - 4:35 AM

Ryan Kesler won't receive supplemental discipline for his high hit on Vancouver's Derek Dorsett during Tuesday's game..

Dorsett suffered a possible head injury and left the game. The league reportedly views Kesler's actions as accidental and that seems to be why he's escaped punishment.
Jan 28 - 3:28 PM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Anaheim's 6-3 win against Calgary.

Kesler snapped a six-game point drought. He now has 13 goals and 30 points in 47 contests in 2014-15. His recent slump aside, Kesler has been a solid addition to the Ducks this season and he's someone who should be particularly useful to them once the playoffs start.
Jan 22 - 8:37 AM

Anaheim GM Bob Murray has been happy with his acquisition of Ryan Kesler.

Kesler has 12 goals and 29 points this season with 42 penalty minutes. "He’s been everything I’ve anticipated," Murray said. Kesler has provided the Ducks with the two-way second line center that was needed. His plus/minus is only minus-two and that won't help your fantasy squad but Kesler's other stats are certainly fantasy worthy.
Jan 10 - 7:12 AM

Ryan Kesler sniped one past Antti Niemi to beat the Sharks 3-2 in overtime on Monday.

The goal was a pure snipe as he sent one far-side just under the crossbar from the left hash-marks. He now ranks third on the team in goals (12), and second in points (27), and has three winners to boot.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 03:10:00 AM

Ryan Kesler was one of the few bright spots for Anaheim in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Kesler scored a goal, added an assist, registered a plus-1 rating and fired seven shots on goal in the losing effort for the Ducks. He's enjoying a solid bounce back campaign in Anaheim after struggling through his final season in Vancouver.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Ryan Kesler was held off the scoresheet on Saturday as his four game point streak was halted.

Kesler had six points in the previous four contests and has 10 goals and 24 points with 38 penalty minutes and a minus-one rating in 32 games this season. He should be in your lineup if you own him.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:55:00 AM

Ryan Kesler notched the game winning goal in the Ducks 2-1 win over Edmonton on Wednesday.

Kesler was able to take a beautiful breakaway pass from Hampus Lindholm on the play and made no mistake snapping the puck stick side on Viktor Fasth. He now has four goals in three games and is settling in nicely as the Ducks’ high-end second line center with 10 goals and 23 points in 30 games after a slow start. Matt Beleskey scored his 14th of the year to get things started the Ducks who took advantage of a tired Edmonton team that played last night.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:39:00 AM

Ryan Kesler scored two goals and added an assist in Anaheim's 5-4 win over Minnesota.

The Ducks were up 3-0 in this game, before the Wild stormed back with four unanswered goals. Anaheim was able to tie the game and eventually score the go-ahead goal in the third period. Kesler was on a three-game pointless streak coming into this game. The 30-year-old has eight goals and 21 points in 28 games this season. Jakob Silfverberg, Tim Jackman and Matt Beleskey also scored for the Ducks.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Ryan Kesler was routinely booed in his return to Vancouver on Thursday.

"They paid (for) their tickets," Kesler said. "They're allowed to do what they want to do. Does it hurt? Yeah, obviously when you play somewhere for 10 years and you give your heart and soul every night. You know what? It is what it is. Move on, go home and re-energize." There's no question Kesler gave a lot to the Canucks' organization, although the fact that the fans would boo him isn't surprising given that his tenure with the team ended because he wanted to be traded. Kesler was held off the scoresheet against his former team, but he's had a strong start to the 2014-15 campaign with six goals and 15 points in 21 contests.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Kesler is now riding a six-game point streak. The 30-year-old's late second period goal gave the Ducks a lead heading into the final frame, but they were unable to hold on for the win. Anaheim has now gone to overtime or a shootout in five consecutive games. Kesler now has six goals and 15 points in 18 games this season. Emerson Etem scored the Ducks' other goal.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Ryan Kesler was everywhere in registering three points in the Ducks 6-5 come from behind shootout win over the Kings on Wednesday.

Aside from scoring the shootout winner, Kesler had two goals and an assist on four shots and eight hits in easily his best game as a Duck. Kesler's second goal was straight up "beast mode" as he cut around defender and grabbed his own rebound and tucked it in on the far side with a wrap-around effort to beat Jonathan Quick late in the third period. Kesler inspired Jakob Silfverberg who had a goal and an assist playing on the same line. Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler also light the lamp in a wild game at the Honda Center.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 02:12:00 AM

Ryan Kesler had an opportunity to keep the Ducks alive in the shootout against his former team, Vancouver, but he hit the post.

It wasn't a bad game overall for Kesler though. Kesler had an assist and won 67% of his faceoffs in the Ducks' 2-1 shootout loss.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 08:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
6Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Tim Jackman
4Kyle Palmieri
5Rene Bourque
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Eric Brewer
7Clayton Stoner
8Josh Manson
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson