Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by NY Islanders from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Jean Potvin and future considerations (Glen Irwin, May 18, 1973), March 5, 1973. Retired to become head coach of the Springfield Indians (AHL), October, 1976.
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