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Ryan Kesler | Center | #17

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (23) / VAN
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Ryan Kesler notched two goals in an otherwise horrible night for the Ducks, who lost 8-3 to the Calgary Flames on Sunday.
Kesler now has 11 goals and 21 points in 26 games; keeping on pace for his best offensive output since the 2010-11 season when he scored 73 points with the Canucks. Dec 5 - 12:17 AM

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Ryan Kesler registered two assists in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Montreal.

Kesler is on a three-game point streak. He has eight goals and 18 points in 23 contests this season.
Nov 30 - 8:54 AM

Ryan Kesler scored the game-winner in the Ducks come from behind 3-2 win over New Jersey on Thursday.

Kesler battled for a loose puck in front of the Devil's net to poke one home late in the third period. It was his second in as many games and fourth in the last four games. He has 8 goals and 14 points in 18 games to start the year. Jakob Silfverberg scored and added an assist. Rickard Rakell scored the goal for the Ducks.
Nov 18 - 1:30 AM

Ryan Kesler scored twice in Anaheim's 4-2 win over Carolina Thursday night.

It was Kesler's second multi-goal game in the span of three contests. He has six goals and 12 points in 15 games this season.
Nov 11 - 10:16 AM

Ryan Kesler's two goals burned the Flames on Sunday night as the Ducks emerged as 4-1 victors.

Kesler now has a four game point streak going with three goals and six points in that span. This season, the grinding veteran has four goals and 10 points through 13 games.
Nov 7 - 12:44 AM

Ryan Kesler is on a three-game point streak.

Kesler had an assist in Anaheim's 5-1 win over the Coyotes on Friday. He's up to two goals and eight points in 12 contests in 2015-16.
Nov 5 - 8:49 AM

Ryan Kesler registered an assist in the Ducks' 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Kesler has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has two goals and seven points in 11 contests this season.
Nov 3 - 8:25 AM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in the Ducks' 6-1 win over the Predators on Wednesday.

It was Kesler's first goal and fourth point in eight games this season. He's typically good for around 20 goals per season and there's a fair chance that will be the case in 2016-17 as well.
Oct 27 - 9:59 AM

It looks like the Ducks are going back to a line with Ryan Kesler, Andrew Cogliano, and Jakob Silfverberg.

Kesler and Silfverberg primarily played with Ryan Garbutt on Tuesday. That being said, Kesler was a noteworthy interesting case in that game because he ended up shifting lines a lot as the contest progressed. We'll have to see if that proves to be the case on Thursday as well.

Ryan Kesler had an assist in the Ducks' 4-2 loss to Dallas on Thursday.

Kesler went pointless in his first five games last season en route to a quiet October, so at least he started off 2016-17 with a point. He should be good for 40-50 points this season.
Oct 14 - 9:55 AM

Ryan Kesler doesn't feel the 2016 World Cup compares to the Olympics.

"It was weird," Kesler said. "I thought there’d be more of a buzz in Toronto. There wasn’t … It just didn’t seem like there was a buzz. If you didn’t know what was going on, you wouldn’t even know teams were playing. That’s the only thing I was really disappointed with." By contrast, Kesler considered the Olympic experience "unbelievable." Of course, the World Cup and Olympics aren't mutually exclusive, but there is uncertainty as to whether or not the NHL will participate in the Olympics in addition to the World Cup.
Sep 28 - 4:20 AM

Ryan Kesler had a goal and an assist in Team USA's 3-2 victory over Finland in Tuesday's exhibition contest.

T.J. Oshie and Derek Stephan accounted for America's other two goals. With that, the United States squad has captured two of their three exhibition matches. Their World Cup journey will officially begin on Saturday against Team Europe.
Sep 13 - 9:50 PM

There will reportedly be no supplemental discipline from Friday's World Cup game between Canada and Team USA.

The game was extremely physical which was a little surprising considering it was a pre-tournament game. Ducks forward Ryan Kesler was ejected from the game after boarding Shea Weber, but it doesn't sound like he'll be suspended for upcoming games. Canada and Team USA will play in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday night.
Sep 10 - 11:35 AM

Ryan Kesler was leaned on heavily on the draw in Game 6 of Anaheim's first round series against Nashville.

Kesler took 25 of Anaheim's 54 total faceoffs and won 13 of them. That's been a recurring strategy for the Ducks throughout this series. Kesler has now taken 149 of Anaheim's 363 faceoffs in the first round. Kesler has won 58.4% of those draws after posting a 58.5% success rate during the regular season.
Apr 26 - 4:44 AM

Ryan Kesler was Anaheim's only goal scorer in a 3-1 loss to the Predators in Nashville Monday night.

The first-round playoff series is now tied at 3-3 and returns to Anaheim for the deciding Game 7 Wednesday night. The Ducks never led Monday. Kesler cut the Preds' lead to 2-1 when he found the net for his third goal of the series on a power at 19:46 of the third period. Corey Perry and Cam Fowler were credited with assists on the goal, their fourth and second of the series, respectively.
Apr 25 - 11:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
5Joseph Cramarossa
6Stefan Noesen
7Rickard Rakell
LW1Andrew Cogliano
2Nick Ritchie
3Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Jared Boll
4Ryan Garbutt
5Logan Shaw
6Ondrej Kase
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
9Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier