WHL West First All-Star Team (1986) IHL Second All-Star Team (1990)
Missed majority of 1990-1993 and entire 1993-94 due to knee injury originally vs. Muskegon (IHL), January 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, July 8, 1992. Suffered career-ending knee injury in exhibition game vs. Ottawa, September 14, 1994. Officially announced retirement, September 22, 1994.
It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited. 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.
— Ryan Kesler on his transition to the Anaheim Ducks