Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), June 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, May 5, 2009. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Kris Newbury, March 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Connecticut (AHL), October 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Connecticut (AHL), November 7, 2011.
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