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Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler  #17

Anaheim Ducks  Center
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Livonia, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: VAN / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)
Frank J. Selke Trophy 2010-2011
2015-16: - Went scoreless in three preseason games with Anaheim - Named alternate captain on Oct. 8, 2015 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his 11th NHL season, his first with Anaheim, collecting 20-27=47 points with 75 PIM in 81 games - Ranked ninth among NHL faceoff leaders with a 56.3% success rate, going 937-for-1,664 in the faceoff circle - Won 50%-or-more faceoff attempts in 25 of his final 27 contests - Led the team in shots on net (205), co-led in overtime goals (2) and shorthanded points (1-2=3), ranked tied for second in assists and PPG (5), third in scoring, and tied for third in GWG (4) and power-play points (5-6=11) - Also led Anaheim forwards in shifts-per-game (24.2), faceoff wins (937) and faceoff win percentage, and ranked second in hits (169), takeaways (47) and blocked shots (69) SHG 2015-16: 0; Career: 11 PPG 2015-16: 0; Career: 66 OT Goals 2015-16: 0; Career: 5 SO Goals 2015-16: 0-for-0; Career: 15-for-55, 27.3%, 6 GDG
Frank J. Selke Trophy (2011) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011) Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring shoulder injury and foot injuriy vs. Dallas, February 15, 2013. Traded to Anaheim by Vancouver with Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Deven Sideroff) in 2015 Entry Draft for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and Anaheim's 1st (Jared McCann) and 3rd (later traded to NY Rangers NY Rangers selected Keegan Iverson) round choices in 2014 Entry Draft, June 27, 2014.
Quote of the Day

You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.

— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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