Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Calgary, November 26, 1999. Suspended by Tampa Bay for refusing assignment to Detroit (IHL), December 21, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (IHL) after release by Tampa Bay, January 2, 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