Recalled from Albany (AHL) under emergency conditions this morning; looking to make NHL debut tonight…Has 0g-2a-2pts & team-leading 34 PIM in 19 AHL games this season…2012-13: Signed entry-level contract on Apr. 11…Made AHL debut Apr. 13 vs. Bng.; appeared in four games for Albany after completing his collegiate career…Posted 7g-20a-27pts & 122 PIM in 150 games in four seasons at the University of Minnesota (WCHA); Gophers advanced to the Frozen Four in 2012…Received WCHA All-Academic Team honors in 2012 & 2012…Also played two seasons with Sioux City (USHL)…Recorded 7g-20a-27pts & 101 PIM in 116 games with the Musketeers and played in the league’s All-Star game in 2009.
Signed Letter of Intent to attend University of Minnesota (WCHA) in fall of 2009.
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