Pacific Division RANK: 6
Record: 8-7-0 NHL rank: 26

Ryan Kesler

#17 • C
  • Status: Hip injury, injured reserve
  • Height: 6'2
  • Weight: 202 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 13 years
  • Birthdate: Aug 31, 1984
  • Birthplace: Livonia, MI
  • Drafted: Drafted by Vancouver in 2003 (1/23).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Vancouver in 2014.
Scouting Report
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.
Career Potential:
Quality, veteran two-way center.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
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)