Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), October 23, 2004. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta with Jaroslav Modry for Niko Kapanen and Dallas' 7th round choice (Will O'Neill) in 2006 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), August 15, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, October 7, 2007.
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