NHL Second All-Star Team (1994) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1994) NHL Foundation Player Award (2000) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2001)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994)
Traded to Edmonton by Detroit with Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Jeff Sharples for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in 1991 Entry Draft, November 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 3, 1991. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers with future considerations for Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Gosselin, June 24, 2001. Officially announced retirement April 3, 2004.
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