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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 didn't skate on Tuesday morning because of a possible injury.
He was seen sporting a wrap on his right elbow. It's unclear if Kesler will be ready to play on Wednesday against Edmonton at this time. Mar 31 - 2:35 PM

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Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Anaheim's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Kesler's goal opened the scoring in the first period. The goal was Kesler 20th of the season. He has now hit 20 goals seven times in his NHL career. James Wisniewski picked up the only assist on Kesler's goal. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, three shots on goal and a blocked shot in 18:38 of action. The 30-year-old has 20 goals and 47 points in 78 games this season.
Mar 29 - 9:46 PM

Ryan Kesler popped his 19th goal of the season, kicking off the evening's scoring. However the Blue Jackets would prevail, 5-3 on Tuesday night.

It was Kesler's fifth goal with the man advantage as well. He also contributed by winning half his draws while skating 17:38 with over four minutes on special teams. Kesler now has 19 goals and 46 points this season, with 11 points coming with the man advantage.
Mar 25 - 1:38 AM

Ryan Kesler has five goals in five games against the Los Angeles Kings in 2014-15.

The Anaheim Ducks acquired Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks during the summer of 2014 in the hopes that he would help make them a serious Stanley Cup contender. He's largely performed as advertised in the regular season and not just because he's been dominant against the Ducks' main rival, the Los Angeles Kings. All the same, Kesler, as well as the Ducks as a whole, will ultimately be judged by fans based on how the playoffs go.
Mar 20 - 10:35 AM

Ryan Kesler scored the game winning goal in overtime to lead the Ducks past rival Anaheim on Wednesday.

The goal snapped a six game goal-less drought the Ducks' second line center. Kesler now has four points in his last four games. His 18 goals and 27 assists to total 45 points in 72 games. The good news is that Kesler hasn't had any injuries this season, the bad news is that the change of scenery hasn't sparked a massive year for the 30 year-old who is in his first season with the Ducks. He is still a very serviceable player though. Patrick Maroon and Jakob Silfverberg scored the other goals for Anaheim.
Mar 19 - 2:35 AM

Ryan Kesler had an assist in a 6-3 loss on Wednesday.

Kesler was also minus-three, dropping him down to minus-five in 2014-15. He's tied for the second worst plus/minus rating on the team. He also has 17 goals and 42 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 12 - 10:32 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
LW1Matt Beleskey
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Maroon
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Emerson Etem
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2James Wisniewski
3Francois Beauchemin
4Hampus Lindholm
5Sami Vatanen
6Simon Despres
7Korbinian Holzer
8Clayton Stoner
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson