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Ryan Kesler

33-Year-Old Center – Anaheim Ducks

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At this point of his career, there aren't a lot of unknowns with Kesler. Heís posted four consecutive 20-goal campaigns and topped the 50-point plateau in consecutive years. Kesler moves the needle in the PIM, shots and hits columns, and he is also willing to block shots. Hi...

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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


Ryan Kesler Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks in July 2015.

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Kesler scored the game-winning goal and logged 19:09 of ice time (1:21 with the man advantage) during Friday's 2-1 win over Los Angeles.

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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 3:38 124 80
2011-12 27 NHL VAN 77 22 27 49 11 56 222 9.9 1 1 20:06 8 11 19 3:29 108 59
2012-13 28 NHL VAN 17 4 9 13 -5 12 36 11.1 1 0 18:57 2 3 5 3:18 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
2014-15 30 NHL ANH 81 20 27 47 -5 75 205 9.8 4 1 19:31 5 6 11 2:33 169 69
2015-16 31 NHL ANH 79 21 32 53 5 78 164 12.8 4 1 19:32 5 10 15 2:02 168 92
2016-17 32 NHL ANH 82 22 36 58 8 83 186 11.8 2 0 21:18 8 12 20 2:51 146 75
2017-18 33 NHL ANH 10 3 2 5 -3 9 16 18.8 1 0 16:37 2 0 2 1:29 9 13
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Ryan Kesler – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats


Average Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Kesler was on the ice for 16:37.


Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Kesler was on the ice for 1:29 during power plays.


Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Kesler was on the ice for 1:59 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 19:32 2:02 2:45
2016-17 21:18 2:51 2:43
2017-18 16:37 1:29 1:59

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Ryan Kesler
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Jan 19 LOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 19:09 1:21
Jan 17 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 18:38 1:06
Jan 15 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:35 2:03
Jan 13 LOS@LOS 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 14:32 1:03
Jan 6 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 8:40 0:00
Jan 4 EDM@EDM 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 21:35 2:10
Jan 2 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:14 2:09
Dec 31 ARI 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 17:32 0:57
Dec 29 CGY 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 14:49 2:20
Dec 27 VGK 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:27 1:44
Dec 23 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Dec 21 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Dec 19 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Dec 18 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Dec 16 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Dec 14 STL@STL Did Not Play
Dec 11 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 8 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 6 OTT Did Not Play
Dec 5 VGK@VGK Did Not Play
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Dec 2 NAS@NAS Did Not Play
Dec 1 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Nov 29 STL@STL Did Not Play
Nov 27 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Nov 25 LOS@LOS Did Not Play
Nov 24 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 22 VGK Did Not Play
Nov 20 SAN@SAN Did Not Play
Nov 19 FLA Did Not Play
Nov 15 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 12 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 9 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 7 LOS Did Not Play
Nov 4 SAN@SAN Did Not Play
Nov 3 NAS Did Not Play
Nov 1 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 29 CAR@CAR Did Not Play
Oct 28 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Oct 26 FLA@FLA Did Not Play
Oct 24 PHI@PHI Did Not Play
Oct 20 MON Did Not Play
Oct 15 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 13 COL@COL Did Not Play
Oct 11 NYI Did Not Play
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Ryan Kesler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kesler (lower body) returned to Saturday's game against the Flames, Elliotte Friedman of NHL Network reports.

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Kesler is being checked for a lower-body injury during Saturday's game against the Flames.

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Kesler potted his first goal of the season on the power play in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Edmonton.

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Kesler notched his first two points of the season in a 5-2 win against Arizona on Sunday.

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Kelser has gone scoreless with a minus-3 rating and five PIM over 15:38 of average ice time in his first two games back from hip surgery.

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Kelser (hip) will return to the lineup against the Golden Knights on Wednesday, Brian Compton of reports.

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Kesler (hip) took to the ice for the Saturday morning skate, Tom Gulitti of reports.

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Kesler (hip) accompanied the Ducks on a six-game road trip that begins in St. Louis on Thursday, but he's not expected to return until after Christmas, reports.

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Kesler (hip) is planning to go on the Ducks' upcoming six-game road trip, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Kesler (hip) is "starting to appear on the radar" in his recovery, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

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Kesler has been skating every day as he rounds out his recovery from a hip injury.

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Kesler (hip) still has a return date around Christmas, although GM Bob Murray is hoping it can be sooner.

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Two seasons into his tenure with the Ducks, Kesler has exemplified consistency across multiple categories as one of the most solid second-line centers in the Western Conference. The former Canuck has racked up 20-plus goals, five power-play and four game-winning goals, a single shorty, 75-plus PIM, 168 hits and an average ice time of 19:30 in each campaign, all while missing just two out of a possible 162 regular-season contests. The one knock against Kesler in 2015-16 was the reduced rubber he threw on net, as his 164 shots on goal marked the first time heís failed to crack the 200-SOG mark in a full season since 2008-09. It could just be a byproduct of Kesler taking on an increased defensive role while big dogs Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf do the heavy offensive lifting, but owners would undoubtedly like to see the former 40-goal scorer shoot more heading into 2016-17. You can bump Kesler up on your cheat sheets if your league counts blocked shots (he had 92 last year, a career high), but itís also worth mentioning that his 2:14 of average power-play time was the lowest of his 12-year career.


Kesler was a seamless fit in his first season with the Ducks, hitting the 20-goal mark, notching 47 points, and finishing 51st in the NHL with 75 PIM. The 30-year-old gave the Ducks a massive upgrade at their second-line center spot, leading the team with 205 shots on goal and tallying five power-play goals on the top man-advantage unit. Signed in July to a six-year contract extension, itís clear the Ducks believe in Kesler as their No. 2 pivot behind superstar Ryan Getzlaf. The former Canuck has reached 20 goals in each of his last seven full seasons and hasnít posted under 50 PIM in a full campaign since 2006-07. Kesler might not deliver whopping point totals, but it's tough to dismiss a consistent 20-to-25-goal, 50-point guy who plays with his heart on his sleeve. Entering the 2015-16 season, Kesler makes for a safe and reliable fantasy option on a dangerous Anaheim team that has added Carl Hagelin, Shawn Horcoff, Chris Stewart, and Kevin Bieksa. Lining up alongside Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on the power play, expect Kesler to build off his first year in Anaheim and feed off the confidence the team has placed in him.


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 game plan come next season. Twenty-five goals and 65 points are within reach if he can remain healthy.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.