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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 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

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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

Ryan Kesler was outstanding at the faceoff dot Saturday as he won 24 of 30 draws.

That gave the Ducks a huge advantage and it enabled them to win 5-2 over Nashville. "He’s taken the first draw on a penalty, that’s usually going to mean a clear, and when you start clearing pucks, it frustrates the other team," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "They have to skate 200 feet all the time." Kesler also chipped in with a goal and now has two goals in five games for the Ducks in the playoffs.
Apr 24 - 8:19 AM

Ryan Kesler scored his first goal of the playoffs during Friday's Game 1 loss to Nashville.

Kesler managed to give Anaheim a brief 2-1 lead with the tally, as he scored just 48 seconds into the middle frame. Unfortunately, it'd only last about seven minutes before Nashville tied, and overcame the deficit. Kesler is now up to 21 goals and 54 points through 75 career playoff games.
Apr 16 - 2:18 AM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) should be fine for Game 1 of the playoffs.

Kesler missed Sunday's season finale so that he could get a chance to rest up and heal a little. He finished the campaign with 21 goals and 53 points in 79 contests.
Apr 11 - 8:31 AM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) won't play in Anaheim's final game of the season on Sunday.

Both Kesler and goalie John Gibson were sent home after yesterday's game in Denver. Neither injury is considered to be serious. It looks like both players will be available for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 10 - 2:58 PM

Ryan Kesler picked up another pair of helpers during Saturday's 5-3 win over Colorado.

Kesler is now up to 32 assists and 53 points on the season, highs he hasn't seen since 2010-11 with Vancouver. He has points in three of his last four games, with five points total in that span. The wily veteran is heating up at the right time.
Apr 9 - 10:35 PM

Ryan Kesler picked up his fourth goal over his last five games during Thursday's 2-1 loss to LA.

Kesler has four goals and seven points during that span. He now has 21 goals and 51 points during 78 games this season. Not quite the production the Ducks thought they were signing, but it's his highest sum since 2010-11.
Apr 8 - 2:03 AM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Kesler scored Anaheim's second shorthanded goal of the game just 10 seconds into the second period. He then added an assist on Ryan Getzlaf's empty-netter. Kesler has 19 goals and 50 points in 76 games this season.
Apr 3 - 11:51 PM

Ryan Kesler scored and picked up three assists in the Ducks 8-3 blowout win over Calgary on Wednesday.

It was a career high point total in one game for the gritty center. He has seven points over his last five games, giving him 52 points in 75 games. Jakob Silfverberg scored twice and Jamie McGinn scored and added an assist as well. Ryan Getzlaf and Andrew Cogliano each added two assists in the wild affair.
Mar 31 - 1:25 AM

Ryan Kesler (personal) was back in the Ducks' lineup on Monday.

Kesler was absent for two games. "It’s personal," Kesler said. "We live in the public spotlight enough. It’s between me and my family. I had to go home to take care of some things." He was asked if he had peace of mind that the situation was taken care of and he added that it's going to take time. Kesler was on the ice for 20:10 minutes in his return.
Mar 29 - 8:29 AM

Ryan Kesler (personal) is expected to participate in Monday's game.

Kesler left the team for an undisclosed personal reason during their current road trip, but he was due to fly to Edmonton on Sunday. He has missed the Ducks' last two games.
Mar 28 - 8:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Antoine Vermette
5Nate Thompson
LW1Andrew Cogliano
2Nick Ritchie
3Mason Raymond
4Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Jared Boll
4Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier
3Dustin Tokarski