Keslers pregame 2

The Kesler’s got the party started in Vancouver on Thursday.

Ryan Kesler and his son, Ryker, participated in the Vancouver Canucks’ pregame festivities before Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Rogers Arena.

The younger Kesler sported his hockey gear and his dad’s No. 17 Canucks jersey as he stood at the center of the ice as the Canucks towel kid of the game.

After, the retired forward fired up Canucks fans as he cranked the siren before puck drop.

Earlier in the day, the Kesler boys put rally towels on the seats throughout the arena.

Kesler played 10 seasons for the Canucks from 2007-2014. He helped the Canucks to their Western Conference Championship in 2011. He retired from the NHL after 15 seasons in 2019.

“It’s special (to be back),” Kesler said in an intermission interview on Sportsnet. “Obviously, this city hasn’t had it in a while and I love that they get to experience this atmosphere. Especially, my son. My son hasn’t experienced anything like this and the ability for him to be here and to hear how loud it was, especially at center ice, it was something special and something he will never forget.”