King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1998) NHL Foundation Player Award (1998)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, February 23, 1988. Claimed by Hartford from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Traded to Toronto by Hartford for Toronto's 8th round choice (Hartford/Carolina selected Jaroslav Svoboda) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 18, 1997. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for future considerations, September 30, 1997. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Dallas, November 8, 1999. Officially announced retirement and named radio colour analyst on St. Louis Blues' broadcast team, July 28, 2000.
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