Named to a Canadian team for the seventh time in his career -- won gold medals at the 2002 Olympics, 1997 World Championship and 1993 World Junior Championship. Also named to the Canadian team at the 2004 World Cup, but did not play due to injury.
First international experience was at the Phoenix Cup Under-18 tournament in Japan in 1991 - Canada won a silver medal.
Served as an alternate captain on the 2002 Olympic gold medal team.
Lists Canada's gold medal win over the U.S. as one of the most memorable games he has played in.
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