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Ryan Kesler

30-Year-Old Center – Anaheim Ducks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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25

A

18

PP Pts

16

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-15

PIM

81

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kesler was traded to the Ducks in June for two players and a first-round draft pick. While his point totals and plus-minus rating has been down the last three years, Kesler brings with him veteran experience and a tenacious approach. And he will be a key part of Anaheimís ga...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 202   DOB: 8/31/1984   BORN: Livonia, Michigan   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #23 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Kesler Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $30 million extension with the Canucks in March of 2010.

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Kesler will make his Ducks debut in Thursday night's preseason gmae against the Kings, likely centering the top line.

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Ryan Kesler NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 21 82 10 13 23 1 79 119 8.4 2 0 1 0 1
2006-07 22 48 6 10 16 1 40 88 6.8 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 23 80 21 16 37 1 79 177 11.9 2 2 4 0 4
2008-09 24 82 26 33 59 8 61 179 14.5 2 2 19:28 10 8 18 2:24 72 70
2009-10 25 82 25 50 75 1 104 214 11.7 5 1 19:38 12 14 26 2:46 95 73
2010-11 26 NHL VAN 82 41 32 73 24 66 260 15.8 7 3 20:30 15 15 30 4:48 124 80
2011-12 27 NHL VAN 77 22 27 49 11 56 222 9.9 1 1 20:06 8 11 19 3:46 108 59
2012-13 28 NHL VAN 17 4 9 13 -5 12 36 11.1 1 0 18:57 2 3 5 3:53 30 13
2013-14 29 NHL VAN 77 25 18 43 -15 81 239 10.5 5 1 21:49 9 7 16 3:29 133 68
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Time On Ice Stats

21:49

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Ryan Kesler was on the ice for 21:49.

3:29

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Ryan Kesler was on the ice for 3:29 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 20:06 3:46
2012-13 18:57 3:53
2013-14 21:49 3:29

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Ryan Kesler 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 16 LA Did Not Play
May 14 at LA Did Not Play
May 12 LA Did Not Play
May 10 at LA Did Not Play
May 8 at LA Did Not Play
May 5 LA Did Not Play
May 3 LA Did Not Play
Apr 27 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 25 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 23 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 21 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 18 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 16 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 13 COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 17:09 5:24
Apr 12 at LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 17:46 1:44
Apr 9 SJ Did Not Play
Apr 7 at VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 18:13 3:03
Apr 6 at EDM Did Not Play
Apr 4 NSH Did Not Play
Apr 2 EDM Did Not Play
Mar 31 WPG Did Not Play
Mar 29 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:06 3:49
Mar 28 at EDM Did Not Play
Mar 26 at CGY 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 19:32 1:07
Mar 23 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 22:26 1:47
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Mar 20 at SJ Did Not Play
Mar 18 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 15 at LA Did Not Play
Mar 14 at COL Did Not Play
Mar 12 at CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:34 3:26
Mar 10 TOR 1 0 1 -1 10 1 0 0 2 50.0 3 1 24:28 4:44
Mar 7 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 5 MON Did Not Play
Mar 2 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 25:01 3:19
Feb 28 STL 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 33.3 3 0 22:23 2:42
Feb 8 at NSH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 1 23:46 2:11
Feb 5 CHI Did Not Play
Feb 3 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 3 23:36 5:34
Feb 1 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 30 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 28 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 25 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 23 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 1 25:20 7:44
Jan 21 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 26:14 4:57
Jan 18 at STL 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 25.0 3 0 26:30 3:51
Jan 17 at CHI Did Not Play
Jan 15 VAN 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 14:55 3:56
Jan 12 DET Did Not Play
Jan 11 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 9 at NSH Did Not Play
Jan 7 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:50 2:41
Jan 5 VAN 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 4 0 23:10 3:40
Jan 3 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 31 SJ Did Not Play
Dec 29 at SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:05 2:54
Dec 28 PHO Did Not Play
Dec 23 at WAS Did Not Play
Dec 21 at NYI Did Not Play
Dec 20 at NJ 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 25:40 5:54
Dec 17 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 1 25:35 2:13
Dec 15 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 11 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 9 NYI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 24:29 3:31
Dec 7 at STL Did Not Play
Dec 6 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 22:04 1:41
Dec 3 LA 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 3 0 21:01 5:29
Nov 30 at SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 1 17:05 1:00
Nov 29 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 26 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov 23 at PHO 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 2 23:39 3:27
Nov 22 TB 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:02 4:38
Nov 20 NJ Did Not Play
Nov 18 at PIT Did Not Play
Nov 15 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 14 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 5 23:18 1:39
Nov 12 at FLA Did Not Play
Nov 10 VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 20:53 2:18
Nov 8 BUF Did Not Play
Nov 6 PHO Did Not Play
Nov 4 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 2 at BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:08 10:25
Oct 31 at BOS Did Not Play
Oct 29 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 27 at CLS Did Not Play
Oct 25 at OTT 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 8 25.0 0 0 24:24 2:57
Oct 24 at MON 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 25:10 1:55
Oct 22 at TOR 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 28:04 2:31
Oct 20 DAL 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 3 0 23:03 2:16
Oct 18 PHO Did Not Play
Oct 16 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 13 OTT Did Not Play
Oct 10 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:38 1:14
Oct 6 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:14 0:44
Oct 5 at MIN 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 9 11.1 1 0 18:57 5:40
Oct 2 at COL Did Not Play

Ryan Kesler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kesler was traded to the Ducks on Friday in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, and the 24th pick in Friday's draft, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

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If the Canucks don't think they can get a fair deal for Kesler, they will keep him, the Vancouver Province reports.

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Kesler wants a trade to Pittsburgh or Chicago, reports the Ottawa Sun.

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Kesler still wants a trade out of Vancouver, reports TSN.ca's Darren Dreger.

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Kesler scored an unassisted goal--his 25th tally of the season--in Sunday's season finale against Calgary.

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Kesler tallied the lone Canucks goal in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

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Kesler potted a power-play goal in Wednesday's win over the Wild.

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Kesler was held pointless in 22:26 of ice time in his return to the lineup Sunday against Buffalo.

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Kesler (knee) is slated to return to the Canucks' lineup Sunday against the Sabres, NHL.com reports.

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Kesler (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com reports.

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Kesler (knee) will be re-examined by the team's medical staff Sunday.

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Coach John Tortorella said Friday that Kesler has a sprained knee and is "out at least a couple of weeks."

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2013-14

Injuries plagued Kesler once again in 2012-13, limiting the center to just 17 games and a mere four goals. He was first sidelined until mid-February after having offseason shoulder surgery, but his troubles didn't end there. After barely playing two weeks, Kesler broke his foot and it didn't heal until almost the end of the season. He made his return to the lineup in April and went on to play for the Canucks in the postseason before the team was swept out of the first round by the Sharks. For the first time in three years, the 6-2 center will start training camp healthy and will look to return to the success he achieved in 2010-11 when he scored 73 points and finished plus-24. Prospective fantasy owners are hoping he can mirror these numbers in 2013-14, but Kesler remains a risky draft choice due to his injury history. When healthy, the 28-year-old has all-star upside, making him a intriguing piece for owners to gamble on come draft day.

2012-13

For the second straight season, Kesler will enter training camp on the shelf. Last year, a hip injury sidelined Kesler for the first two weeks of the season. This time around, heís scheduled to be out until possibly December after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Kesler never quite seemed right last season and his point total dropped from 73 (41 G, 32 A) to 49 (22 G, 27 A) as a result. He wants to be at full strength upon his return this time around to avoid another down year of production. Kesler should be discounted on draft day due to the time heís expected to miss at the start of the season, but heíll be a productive enough option to warrant being stashed away for the first month or two, especially in leagues with DL spots.

2011-12

Kesler took the step to superstar status during the 2010-11 season, finishing fourth in the league with 41 goals while winning his first Selke Trophy. Unfortunately the gritty center will have to delay cementing himself as a bonafide fantasy stud after undergoing offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He went under the knife in early August with a timetable of 10-to-12 weeks expected for recovery. If the full 12 weeks is needed, Kesler would be back on the ice before the end of October, but heíd likely need additional time to shake off any rust he might have from missing camp. Keslerís one of the toughest cats in the league, so weíre betting on a full recovery, though you should be prepared to manage your roster without him for the first few weeks of the season if you decide to invest in him on draft day.

2010-11

The Olympic hero brought his game to new heights during the 2009-10 season. In 82 games, Kesler set career-highs in assists (50) and penalty minutes (104) while lighting the lamp 25 times. The gritty two-way forward provides the stupendous defensive play and solid skills in the face-off circle, ensuring him of ample ice time each night. The Canucks didnít make any tweaks to their top-three lines this offseason, so look for Kesler to play a key role in the top six again this season.

2009-10

Kesler was one of the bigger surprises on the Canucks' roster last season. After showing promise as a third-line center the previous year, Kesler's production shot through the roof after a mid-season promotion to second-line right winger alongside Mats Sundin and Pavol Demitra. In the final 32 games of the season with the veteran duo, Kesler exploded for 15 goals and 17 assists. The uncertainty of Sundin's return hurts Kesler's outlook a bit, but he's still a good enough two-way player that plenty of value will remain, especially now that he qualifies at right wing in most leagues.

2008-09

One of the few Canuck youngsters who exceeded expectations last season was Kesler. In his fourth campaign with the Canucks, Kesler notched career best marks in goals (21) and assists (16). He was the most improved player on the roster, upping his scoring totals by 21 points. The former first-round pick is finally living up to his promise. Kesler most likely will center the third line for Vancouver, but he should see more power-play time with the departures of Brendan Morrison and Marcus Naslund.

2007-08

Kesler once again enters the season with high expectations and should find time on the second scoring line, centering Markus Naslund. Should he replace Brendan Morrison as Nazzy's setup man, his value would increase exponentially and would warrant a long look in deeper leagues. Remember that he is a former first round draft pick and could be a surprise with increased playing time.

2006-07

The expectations are high for Kesler after the Canucks were forced to match an offer sheet extended to the former first round draft pick. The 6'5" center has the ability to be a solid contributor to the team and should improve on the 10 goals and 13 assists he had during his first full season in 2005-06.

2005-06

Kesler has great skating ability and defensive instincts. Found a bit of a scoring touch in 2004-05 playing in the AHL as he lit the lamp 30 times playing for Manitoba. Will have experience some growing pains, but has all the earmarkings of being a solid two-way player in the NHL, if not in 2005-06, then in 2006-07.