QMJHL - Rookie of the Year (1973) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1984)
Traded to Montreal by Pittsburgh with future considerations (rights to Peter Marsh, December 15, 1977) for Pete Mahovlich and Peter Lee, November 29, 1977. Traded to Hartford by Montreal with Montreal's 1st round choice (Sylvain Cote) in 1984 Entry Draft and Montreal's 3rd round choice (later traded to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh selected Bruce Racine) in 1985 Entry Draft for Hartford's 1st (Petr Svoboda) and 2nd (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Brian Benning) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft and Hartford's 3rd round choice (Rocky Dundas) in 1985 Entry Draft, December 21, 1981. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 12, 1983.
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