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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Kesler has been named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, which goes annually to the NHL's best defensive forward.
He captured the award in 2011 and is a five-time finalist. Kesler was third in Selke voting in 2016. Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Minnesota's Mikko Koivu were named the other finalists for the Selke on Wednesday. Apr 20 - 2:42 PM

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Ryan Kesler helped Anaheim take sole possession of the Pacific Division lead with three assists on Sunday night.

The Ducks earned a crucial 4-3 victory over Calgary as Kesler took charge with his 34th, 35th and 36th assists of the season. He has 57 points in 79 games so far, his best output since 2011 with the Canucks.
Apr 3 - 2:45 AM

Ryan Kesler registered an assist in the Ducks' 4-3 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Thursday.

Kesler has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 21 goals and 54 points in 77 contests this season. That's the most points he's gotten in a single campaign since 2010-11.
Mar 31 - 8:23 AM

Ryan Kesler netted a goal and two assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Kesler picked up the primary assist on Corey Perry's goal in the second period and he also helped set up Ryan Getzlaf's power play marker in the third. Kesler then added the final goal of the game with just under eight minutes remaining. The Ducks forward now has 20 goals and 30 assists in 69 games.
Mar 13 - 11:42 AM

Ryan Kesler now has points in two straight games.

He picked up his 27th assist and 46th point of the season during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Kings. He had gone four games without a point prior to the mini-streak, so perhaps he isn't quite slowing down just yet.
Feb 25 - 7:43 PM

Ryan Kesler is back playing with Andrew Cogliano and Jakub Silfverberg.

The Ducks are struggling as they are 3-5-1 in their last nine and coach Randy Carlyle needed to switch things around. He decided to reunite the trio. Kesler has been the Ducks best player and best fantasy choice this season. He has 19 goals, 44 points and 48 penalty minutes in 59 games to go with a plus-nine rating. He is a must-start.
Feb 19 - 5:01 AM

Ryan Kesler scored his 19th goal of the season Saturday.

With the marker, Kesler halted an 11 game goalless streak. He is having an outstanding season with 44 points, a plus-11 rating and 48 penalty minutes to go with seven power play goals and 17 points. He has been the Ducks best player on the ice and in fantasy. He is a must-start.
Feb 12 - 5:27 AM

Ryan Kesler picked up a helper during Sunday's 4-3 All-Star game championship loss to the Metro.

Kesler sprung none other than Connor McDavid with a beautiful feed for an even more sensational goal. The helper gave Kesler two assists and three points over both games played on Sunday.
Jan 29 - 7:12 PM

Ryan Kesler, and not his son Ryker, picked up a pair of points during Sunday's 10-3 win over the Central division.

Kesler was a force to be reckoned with, with a goal and an assist in the match for the Pacific. He cashed in on a chance when Devan Dubnyk lost his stick.
Jan 29 - 5:09 PM

All-Star games are for memories, no matter your age.

Instead of taking his shot during the closing shootout portion of Saturday's All-Star Skills Competition, Ryan Kesler let his son Ryker take the shot - to the most memorable results. Little Kesler came in hot, deked, and deftly put the biscuit in the basket five-hole on Carey Price much to everyone's delight. Check out the gif in the link below.
Jan 28 - 9:23 PM

Ryan Kesler recorded an assist in a 2-1 overtime win against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Kesler has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four contests. He has 18 goals and 38 points in 47 contests. At this rate, this could be the first time Kesler's reached the 60-point mark since 2010-11.
Jan 18 - 4:32 AM

Ryan Kesler scored his 18th goal of the season Saturday.

It was into the empty net. Kesler had a huge up-and-down season in 2015-16 when he managed 53 points but only 12 came in the first 36 games of the season. This year has been different as he has 37 points in 45 games including six goals in his last seven. Kesler has been the Ducks best player this season and is well deserving of his trip to the All-Star game.
Jan 15 - 6:58 AM

Ryan Kesler has to be feeling validated after getting selected to the NHL All-Star Game.

The 32-year-old center leads the Ducks with 16 goals and 35 points in 42 games this campaign. "That gets me going," Kesler said. "Ever since I signed that contract [in the summer of 2015], I want to prove people wrong. You try not to hear it but you hear what people say. I think that motivates me every year to come back and prove that I'm not 'over the hill.'"
Jan 10 - 6:29 PM

Ryan Kesler scored his 16th goal of the season in Sunday night's loss to Minnesota.

Kesler and the Ducks fell 2-1 to Bruce Boudreau, their former coach's new team. Kesler seems to love playing on Sundays, as he has eight goals and 10 points in eight Sunday games this year — more than any other day of the week. Kesler has 16 goals and 35 points in 42 games this season.
Jan 8 - 11:20 PM

Ryan Kesler rang in the New Year with a feat he hasn't accomplished since 2011, as he notched a hat trick in Sunday night's 4-3 shootout victory over the Flyers.

It was the fourth hat trick of Kesler's career and his first in nearly six years. The 32-year-old now has 15 goals and 34 points through 39 games this season. Corey Perry's shootout winner helped the Ducks take the extra point from Philadelphia.
Jan 1 - 11:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Brandon Montour
7Clayton Stoner
8Korbinian Holzer
9Josh Manson
10Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier