For a Michigan native who spent the past 10 seasons playing with the Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Kesler is making the move to Southern California look easy.
Acquired by the Anaheim Ducks on June 27 in a trade for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and two draft picks, Kesler looked right at home throwing out the first pitch at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. After meeting several Angels players, including star outfielder Mike Trout, Kesler could barely contain his smile when he conducted his first interview wearing a Ducks jersey.
"It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited," Kesler told Fox Sports. "It's been amazing. Better than I expected. The weather is great, the place is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm glad to get the season going."