OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) NHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977, 1980)
Missed majority of 1973-74 season recovering from neck surgery, November 10, 1973. Traded to Detroit by Buffalo with Danny Gare and Derek Smith for Mike Foligno, Dale McCourt and Brent Peterson, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 19, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, December 6, 1984.
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