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Ryan Kesler chosen to USA Olympic team

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

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Vancouver, B.C. – The United States of America’s 2010 Men’s Olympic Hockey team announced today that Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler has been named to Team USA’s roster for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kesler, 25, has played in 41 games with the Canucks this season, recording 33 points (10-24-34) and 39 penalty minutes. In 361 career NHL games, Kesler has recorded 174 points (75-99-174) and 314 penalty minutes. Kesler has also recorded four points (2-2-4) and 14 penalty minutes in 11 career NHL playoff games.

The 6-foot-2, 195 pound native of Livonia, Michigan was a member of the United States World Championship team at the 2006 World Championships and has represented his country on a number of occasions at the Junior level. He helped lead USA to the gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships and at the 2002 World Under- 18 Championship in 2002 where he recorded two goals and five assists in eight games and received the Best Player Award for the tournament.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Detroit Honeybaked-MWEHL 72 44 73 117
2000-2001 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-U-18 26 8 20 28 24
2000-2001 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-NAHL 56 7 21 28 40
2001-2002 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-U-18 46 11 33 44 23
2001-2002 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-USHL 13 5 5 10 10
2001-2002 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-NAHL 10 5 6 11 4
2002-2003 Ohio State University-CCHA 40 11 20 31 44
2002-2003 United States-WJC-A 7 3 4 7 6
2003-2004 Canucks 28 2 3 5 -2 16 0 0 0 23 8.7
2003-2004 Manitoba Moose-AHL 33 3 8 11 -4 29 0 1 2
2003-2004 United States-WJC-A 6 3 0 3 6
2004-2005 Manitoba Moose-AHL 78 30 27 57 22 105 8 1 6
2005-2006 Canucks 82 10 13 23 1 79 1 0 2 119 8.4
2005-2006 United States-WC-A 7 0 1 1 0
2006-2007 Canucks 48 6 10 16 1 40 0 0 0 88 6.8
2007-2008 Canucks 80 21 16 37 1 79 4 2 2 177 11.9
2008-2009 Canucks 82 26 33 59 8 61 10 2 2 179 14.5
2009-2010 Canucks 41 10 24 34 -1 39 5 0 3 116 8.6
NHL Totals 361 75 99 174 8 314 20 4 9 702 10.7
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 Manitoba Moose-AHL 14 4 5 9 7 8 0 1 0
2005-2006 United States-WC-A 0 0 0.0
2006-2007 Canucks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
2008-2009 Canucks 10 2 2 4 -2 14 1 0 0 28 7.1
NHL Totals 11 2 2 4 -2 14 1 0 0 30 6.7

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