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17 Ryan Kesler C
Height/Weight: 6-2/202 | Birthdate: 8/31/1984 | Birthplace: Livonia, MI, USA | Team: Anaheim Ducks | College: Ohio State | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/74 | Average Draft Position: 91.62
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1/22/2015

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA Ducks' Kesler Snaps Streak With Empty-Netter

Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Snaps Streak With Empty-Netter

News: Ryan Kesler tallied an empty-net goal in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Although the goal came on his only shot of the game and was something of a cheapie, Ryan Kesler is surely happy to take the point anyway he can get it. He had been held off the score sheet entirely over the previous six games, and hadn't found twine since a Dec. 22 win over the Sharks. Coach Bruce Boudreau may revisit tinkering with Kesler's linemates in the second half in order to spark the 30-year-old's production.

1/2/2015

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Ryan Kesler

Kesler's Two Assists Paces Ducks In Win

News: Ryan Kesler notched two assists in a 4-3 win over the Blues on Friday.
Analysis: It was Ryan Kesler's first two points in three games, giving him 29 points in 40 games this season. The 30-year-old center is on pace for yet another 20-goal season and provides owners with excellent value in other areas with his ability to win draws. He's playing second fiddle behind Ryan Getzlaf but still a valuable fantasy asset.

12/23/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA Ducks' Kesler Scores OT Winner

Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Scores OT Winner

News: Ryan Kesler ended Monday's game against the Sharks in style, potting the game-winner in overtime to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: That's the 12th goal of the season and third game-winner for Ryan Kesler, who's up to 27 points, 38 PIM and 109 SOG with his new club this year. He's been particularly hot in the month of December, racking up nine points over his last nine games to help carry the Ducks while Corey Perry (knee) has been sidelined.

12/16/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA Ducks' Kesler Tallies Two Points In Loss

Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Tallies Two Points In Loss

News: Ryan Kesler scored one of the Ducks' goals and notched a shorthanded assist on the other in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Unfortunately for Ryan Kesler and the Ducks, his offensive contributions were lost amid a flurry of Leafs offense. Nonetheless, the 30-year-old center remains hot, having ripped off eight points (five goals, three assists) and a plus-4 rating over his last six games. After last season's 43-point disappointment, he's playing his way back into the circle of fantasy trust.

12/11/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA Ducks' Kesler Scores In Third Straight Game

Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Scores In Third Straight Game

News: Ryan Kesler found twine for the third straight game Wednesday, notching the game winner in a 2-1 victory over the visiting Oilers.
Analysis: One of the league's best second-line centermen, Ryan Kesler has been a great fantasy commodity with his new team, recording 10 goals, 13 assists, 36 PIM and 68 SOG in 30 games thus far. With Corey Perry (knee) out for nearly a month, the former Canuck will be counted on for continued production with the first-place Ducks.

12/5/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Nets Three Points In Win

News: Ryan Kesler scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Friday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler continues to show he can dominate a game, as this is the third time this season he has put up three points in one night. The 30-year-old now has 21 points (eight goals) in 28 games, to go with a minus-3 rating. He has been a great fit in Anaheim and should be in your lineup every night the Ducks are in action.

11/16/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA Ducks' Kesler Stays Hot Saturday

Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Stays Hot Saturday

News: Ryan Kesler potted his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler seems to be settling in quite well in his role as the Ducks' second-line center and power play maestro, as he's collected three goals and four assists over six November contests. He should continue to see lesser competition while the Ryan Getzlaf line commands most of the attention from opposing defenses, which should allow him to easily surpass last season's disappointing output of 43 points in 77 games.

11/13/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA Ducks' Kesler Grabs Trio of Points

Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Grabs Trio of Points

News: Ryan Kesler potted his fifth goal of the season and grabbed a pair of assists in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout win over the visiting Kings.
Analysis: The former Canuck is en fuego right now, having posted six points over a four-game point streak. Ryan Kesler has been as advertised for the Ducks thus far, providing solid secondary scoring (14 points in 17 games) up the middle behind superstar center Ryan Getzlaf. Owners have also enjoyed his 21 PIM and 50 shots, numbers that are sure to maintain his fantasy value even when he slips into an inevitable scoring drought.

11/6/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Kesler Chips In Assist For Ducks

News: Ryan Kesler picked up his sixth assist and ninth point of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 OT loss to the visiting Islanders.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler took on the role of Anaheim's top center in this one, as star Ryan Getzlaf (flu) sat out. Through 14 games, Kesler is third on the team with 38 shots on goal and has flashed his usual snarl with 21 PIM. Owners would like to see more than three goals from the former Canuck at this point, but patience is always advised while a player adjusts to life with a new team.

10/26/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Fills Stat Sheet Against Sharks

News: Ryan Kesler had an assist, four hits, and 10 PIM in Sunday's loss to San Jose.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler is up to seven points (three goals) in nine games this season, to go with a minus-1 rating. Centering the second line and playing on the team's power play, Kesler should come close to 30 goals and 60 points in his first year in Anaheim.

10/13/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Ducks' Kesler Comes Out Of Gate Hot

News: Ryan Kesler scored on a penalty shot and had six shots on goal in Monday's romp over the Sabres.
Analysis: Another solid effort from Ryan Kesler, who's off to a great start with his new team. Through three games, Kesler has recorded two goals and five points to go with a plus-2 rating. Centering the second line and playing on the top power-play unit, it appears Kesler has found a new home in Anaheim.

10/10/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Kesler Notches Three Points In Ducks Debut

News: Ryan Kesler scored a goal and added two assists in his first game as a Duck on Thursday, a 6-4 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Despite the loss, this is a very positive debut for Ryan Kesler, who slumped to just 43 points and a minus-15 rating last year. Now, after a decade with the Canucks, he's got a fresh start, and he's made the most of it Thursday. There's no reason it shouldn't continue as long as he's healthy and keeps playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

9/26/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA

Ryan Kesler

Kesler Will Make Ducks Debut Tonight In LA

News: Ryan Kesler will make his Ducks debut when they battle the Kings tonight and will likely center the top line, the Anaheim Ducks report.
Analysis: The big offseason acquisition noted that he wants to "chisel off the rust" tonight and is very excited to suit up in a Ducks uniform for the first time. Ryan Kesler brings more grit, grinding, net front presence and overall skill to a team that has plenty of it. The 30 year old center finally got out of Vancouver after a few very disappointing seasons for the Canucks organization. Kesler will have plenty of fantasy value centering the second line and will see plenty of ice time on the man advantage as well. In 77 games last season, he registered 43 points (25G, 18A), 239 SOG, and 81 PIM. And that was on a struggling team. A change of scenery may all but spark this Team USA star, especially with the talent around him in Anaheim.

6/27/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Ducks Acquire Kesler From Canucks

News: Ryan Kesler was traded to the Ducks on Friday in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, and the 24th pick in Friday's draft, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler's scoring has fallen off the last few seasons, but he is still an established veteran and it did not take a big haul for the Ducks to acquire him. Expect Kesler to center one of the Ducks' top lines next season.

6/26/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks Waiting On Fair Deal For Kesler

News: If the Canucks don't think they can get a fair deal for Ryan Kesler, they will keep him, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: "I've sat down, I've talked to Ryan," Canucks GM Jim Benning said. "We're talking to teams, but at the end of the day we're going to do what makes the most sense for us, and to try and help Ryan out." Both the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks have been pursuing the 29-year-old second-line center.

6/22/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Report: Canucks' Kesler Wants Penguins Or Hawks

News: Ryan Kesler wants a trade to Pittsburgh or Chicago, reports the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: Though it's hard to imagine Ryan Kesler playing for the Canucks' arch-rivals in Chicago, the Blackhawks have long been looking for a real number two center. The price will be steep for Kesler, who has two years remaining on a $5 million deal. The 29-year-old finished the season with 43 points in 77 games -- his lowest full-season point total since the 2007-08 campaign.

6/7/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Report: Kesler Still Wants Out Of Vancouver

News: Ryan Kesler still wants a trade out of Vancouver, reports TSN.ca's Darren Dreger.
Analysis: He apparently still has six teams on his list and Dreger believes Anaheim and Philly are on that list. The price will be steep -- he still has two years remaining on a team-friendly $5 million deal.

4/14/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler Nets 25th Of Season

News: Ryan Kesler scored an unassisted goal--his 25th tally of the season--in Sunday's season finale against Calgary.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler finishes the year with 25 goals and 43 points in 77 games. In what a very disappointing season for the Canucks, Kesler received the team's MVP award. Though he may have been the best player on the Canucks this season, his production can be considered disappointing for fantasy owners. His 43 points are his lowest full-season point total since the 2007-2008 campaign, while his minus-15 rating is the worst of his career. Looking at the positives, Kesler's 81 PIM were 53rd in the NHL, while his five game-winning goals were tops on the team.

4/3/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler Finds Twine In Loss

News: Ryan Kesler tallied the lone Canucks goal in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler now has 24 goals and 18 assists in 72 games, putting him on pace for his lowest full-season point-total since the 2007-2008 campaign. Kesler's defensive game has deteriorated too, as he is now a minus-15 on the season.

3/27/2014

Ryan Kesler, C, ANA

Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler Strikes On Power Play

News: Ryan Kesler potted a power-play goal in Wednesday's win over the Wild.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler now has 23 goals and 41 points in 69 games on the season. He has struggled lately, though, tallying only two points (both goals) in his last eight games. Kesler centered the top line on Wednesday, and with Henrik Sedin (leg) currently out of the lineup, the offensive opportunities should continue for the 29-year-old center.

3/24/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler Held Off Scoresheet In Return

News: Ryan Kesler was held pointless in 22:26 of ice time in his return to the lineup Sunday against Buffalo.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler was minus-1 in the 4-2 win over the Sabres. He'd missed the last four games with a sprained left knee. The 29-year-old center only has one point in his last seven games, but has collected 22 goals and 18 assists in 68 games on the season.

3/23/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler Returns To Action

News: Ryan Kesler (knee) is slated to return to the Canucks' lineup Sunday against the Sabres, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: The report adds that Ryan Kesler -- who had missed four games with a sprained left knee -- is on track to center the Canucks' second line in his his return to the team's lineup Sunday.

3/23/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler A Game-Time Decision

News: Ryan Kesler (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler, who has missed four games with a knee sprain, last suited up on March 12. If he is unable to suit up Sunday, his next chance to play for the Canucks would come Wednesday against the Wild.

3/23/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks To Reassess Kesler On Sunday

News: Ryan Kesler (knee) will be re-examined by the team's medical staff Sunday.
Analysis: Ryan Kesler has been sidelined for the past two weeks with the sprained knee, but Sunday's checkup could go a long way toward establishing a firmer return date for the center. The Canucks have seen their playoff hopes dwindle over the last couple of weeks, but with Daniel Sedin set to return to the lineup Sunday, a possible forthcoming Kesler comeback could provide exactly the jolt Vancouver needs.

3/14/2014

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Ryan Kesler

Canucks' Kesler To Miss At Least A Few Of Weeks

News: Coach John Tortorella said Friday that Ryan Kesler has a sprained knee and is "out at least a couple of weeks."
Analysis: Tortorella offered a bleak outlook on Ryan Kesler's status after he suffered the injury Wednesday night, and Friday's comments only seem to verify as much. Even if Kesler is healthy enough to return at some point during April, don't be surprised if the sagging Canucks choose to shut him down for the rest of the season if they find themselves further away from the Western Conference playoff picture.