Ryan Kesler#17 • C
- Status: Hip surgery, injured reserve
- Height: 6'2
- Weight: 206 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 15 years
- Birthdate: Aug 31, 1984 (35 years)
- Birthplace: Livonia, MI
- Drafted: Drafted by Vancouver in 2003 (1/23).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Vancouver in 2014.
|A polished two-way performer, he displays both offensive acumen and shutdown capability. Can play wing if need be and has tremendous determination. Has the size teams crave at the center position. Gets under opponents' skin. Is money when hanging ariond the opposing goal on power plays. Is a little inconsistent when it comes to both producing points and playing the body. Will occasionally cross the line in his attempt to get opponents off their game, and has become increasingly reluctant to drop the gloves. Injuries have crept up due to his playing style. Is a bit moody.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Quality, veteran two-way center.|
|NHL||Frank J. Selke Trophy||2010-11|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2016-17, 2010-11|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2010 (USA)|