CHL First All-Star Team (1981)
Missed majority of 1978-79 season in retirement. Traded to Colorado by Toronto with Trevor Johansen for Paul Gardner, March 13, 1979. Traded to Edmonton by Colorado for Bobby Schmautz, February 25, 1980. Died of injuries suffered in automobile accident following CHL finals, May 30, 1981.
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