OHL First All-Star Team (1997) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (1997)
Missed remainder of 1998-99 season and majority of 1999-2000 due to Meniere's Disease which was diagnosed on March 25, 1999. Claimed by Minnesota from Tampa Bay in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 30, 2001. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to hip injury vs. Anaheim, November 9, 2003.
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