Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991) Traded to Chicago by Edmonton for Dave Manson and Chicago's 3rd round choice (Kirk Maltby) in 1992 Entry Draft, October 2, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 17, 1998. Missed majority of 1999-2000 season recovering from neck injury suffered in game vs. Los Angeles, January 12, 2000. Officially announced retirement, December 7, 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