Ducks Acquire Kesler and a 2015 Third-Round Pick from Vancouver in Exchange for Bonino, Sbisa and 2014 First and Third-Round Picks
"It's the start of a new chapter in my life. I'm going to Anaheim to win a championship. That's my sole goal," Kesler said. "I think I fit into that organization well and can be a great number two behind Ryan Getzlaf."
Kesler, 29 (8/31/84), has scored 182-211=393 points with a +25 rating and 594 PIM in 655 career NHL games with Vancouver. A 2011 Frank J. Selke Trophy winner (awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game) and 2011 NHL All-Star, Kesler owns a 52.9 career faceoff percentage (5372-for-10159) and led the Canucks in faceoff wins in five of the last seven seasons. The 6-2, 202-pound center has also collected 12-26=38 points with 71 PIM in 57 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. During Vancouver’s run to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, Kesler earned 7-12=19 points in 25 games and led the team with a 54.1 faceoff percentage.
Selected by Vancouver in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft, Kesler scored 25-18=43 points with 81 penalty minutes (PIM) in 77 games for the Canucks last season. He led Vancouver in goals, game-winning goals (5), power-play goals (9) and shots (239), while ranking third in scoring and power-play scoring (9-7=16). Kesler also led team forwards in shorthanded time-on-ice average (2:12 per game) and overall (169:58).
A native of Livonia, Michigan, Kesler has represented Team USA at numerous international tournaments since 2001. Kesler appeared in the last two Olympic Winter Games, helping lead the U.S. to a silver medal in 2010 at Vancouver with two goals (2-0=2) in six contests. He has also won gold at the 2004 World Junior Championship in Finland and the 2002 Under-18 Championship in Slovakia.
Bonino, 26 (4/20/88), earned 33-49=82 points with a +9 rating and 48 PIM in 189 career NHL games with Anaheim. He also appeared in 24 career Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Ducks, notching 7-5=12 points with a +4 rating and 14 PIM. In 2013-14, Bonino ranked second on the club in power-play goals (7), power-play scoring (20) and faceoff wins (583), third in overall scoring (22-27=49) and third among forwards in average time-on-ice (16:13). The 6-1, 196-pound center was acquired from San Jose with Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen on Mar. 4, 2009.
Sbisa, 24 (1/30/90), recorded 9-47=56 points with 217 PIM in 266 career NHL games with Anaheim and Philadelphia. In 14 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Ducks and Flyers, Sbisa collected 0-2=2 points with 19 PIM. A native of Ozieri, Italy, Sbisa was acquired from Philadelphia with Joffrey Lupul, a first-round selection in the 2009 NHL Draft, a first-round selection in the 2010 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round selection in the 2010 NHL Draft in exchange for Chris Pronger on June 26, 2009.KESLER CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATS
|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|
KESLER CAREER PLAYOFF STATS