WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2010)
Traded to Montreal by Nashville with Robert Slaney and Nashville's 2nd round choice (Dalton Thrower) in 2012 Entry Draft for Hal Gill and Montreal's 5th round choice (later traded back to Montreal, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 17. 2012. Missed remander of 2012-13 due to depressed skull fracture vs. Syracuse, November 9, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, July 15, 2013.
That group is not satisfied until we win a Stanley Cup. When we do win that Stanley Cup, I don't think we'll be satisfied then either. We're going to want another one. We have the group to do it. We have all the pieces. We just need to put them together.
— Ducks forward Ryan Kesler after signing a six-year extension with Anaheim this past July