Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
Traded to Ottawa by Washington for Brooks Laich and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Chris Durand) in 2005 Entry Draft, February 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), January 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, September 18, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, December 10, 2006. Officially announced his retirement, October 29, 2007.
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