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Ryan Kesler
Ryan Kesler
Center  - ANA
Number: 17
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 31, 1984  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Livonia, MI, United States
Drafted: VAN / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (23rd overall)
2014-15: Appeared in his 11th NHL season, his first with Anaheim…collected 20-27=47 points with 75 PIM in 81 games…finished with his highest point total since 2011-12 (22-27=49) with Vancouver…ranked ninth among NHL faceoff leaders with a 56.3% success rate, going 937-for-1,664 in the faceoff circle…won 50%-or-more faceoff attempts in 25 of his final 27 contests…led the team in shots on net (205), co-led in overtime goals (2) and shorthanded points (1-2=3), tied for second in assists and PPG (5), third in scoring, and tied for third in GWG (4) and power-play points (5-6=11)…also led Anaheim forwards in shifts-per-game (24.2), faceoff wins (937) and faceoff win percentage, and ranked second in hits (169), takeaways (47) and blocked shots (69)…posted his seventh career 20-goal season in a 2-1 Ducks victory, Mar. 29 @ NJ…scored his 200th career NHL goal in OT, his fifth career OT goal and second of the season, Mar. 18 vs. LA…recorded his 11th career SHG in a 4-1 victory, Mar. 3 @ ARI…appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Jan. 16 vs. NJ…recorded his fourth career OT goal in a 3-2 win, Dec. 22 vs. SJ…notched his 400th NHL point (assist), Oct. 26 vs. SJ…converted on his first career penalty shot on Oct. 13 @ BUF, a successful attempt against Michal Neuvirth…collected 1-2=3 points in his Anaheim debut, Oct. 9 @ PIT…PLAYOFFS: Scored 7-6=13 points with a +2 rating and 24 PIM in 16 playoff games, leading the Ducks in faceoff wins (221, second in NHL) and percentage (57.6%, fourth in NHL)…each of his six playoff assists were primary (first assist) and either tied the score or put the Ducks ahead…four of his seven postseason goals came in the third period…matched his playoff career best in goals…won 50% or more faceoffs in 13 of 16 games…recorded a career-high 35:42 TOI in Game 2 of the WCF, May 19 vs. CHI…owned a four-game point streak (1-3=4), May 3-10…posted his fourth career multi-goal playoff game (2-0=2), third career GWG and personal-best +3 rating in Game 4 of the First Round, a series-clinching 5-2 win on Apr. 22 @ WPG…notched his first postseason goal as a Duck and added an assist (1-1=2) in Game 3 of the First Round, a 5-4 OT victory on Apr. 20 @ WPG…collected his first postseason assist as a Duck in Game 2 of the First Round, Apr. 18 vs. WPG.

CAREER: Signed a six-year contract extension through the 2021-22 NHL season, July 15, 2015…signed a six-year contract extension with Vancouver through 2015-16, Mar. 19, 2010…signed a three-year contract with Vancouver through 2009-10, May 24, 2007…signed a one-year contract with the Canucks for 2006-07, Sept. 14, 2006…signed his three-year entry-level contract, Aug. 18, 2003…2013-14: Appeared in his 10th NHL season with Vancouver, scoring 25-18=43 points with 81 PIM in 77 games…led the club in goals, GWG (5), PPG (9) and shots (239), while ranking second in hits (133) and takeaways (47), and third in scoring and power-play scoring (9-7=16)…led team forwards in blocked shots (68), shorthanded TOI (169:58) and average shorthanded TOI (2:12)…also paced the Canucks in faceoff wins (740) and attempts (1,406), and ranked second in faceoff percentage (52.6)…scored his 10th career SHG for his second goal in as many games, Feb. 28 vs. MIN…earned a season-high three points (1-2=3), Jan. 31 @ WPG…was charged with a season-high 12 PIM, Jan. 29 vs. CHI…collected five goals (5-0=5) and three GWG in a four-game span, Dec. 1-8…scored the GWG and earned a season-high +3 rating in a 3-1 win, Dec. 8 vs. COL…was credited with a career-high 10 shots on net, Nov. 25 vs. LA…picked up his 200th career NHL assist on Nov. 22 vs. CBJ and appeared in his 600th career NHL game on Nov. 17 vs. DAL…posted a season-long five-game point streak (5-3=8), Oct. 20-28…within the scoring streak, collecting his third career OT goal on Oct. 25 @ STL and logged a career-best 28:04 TOI on Oct. 22 @ NYI…2012-13: Appeared in his ninth NHL season with Vancouver…made his fifth consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring two goals (2-0=2) in four games…was limited to 17 regular-season contests, earning 4-9=13 points with 12 PIM…posted a 57.4 faceoff percentage, winning 174-of-303 attempts…missed 20 games with a foot injury, Mar. 2-Apr. 6…returned to the lineup to score his 20th career GWG, Apr. 8 vs. PHX…recorded an assist (0-1=1) in his season debut, Feb. 15 vs. DAL…missed the first 12 games of the season with a shoulder injury, Jan. 19-Feb. 12…2011-12: Appeared in his eighth NHL season with Vancouver, earning 0-3=3 points with six PIM in five Stanley Cup Playoff games…finished tied for second on the club in postseason scoring…appeared in 77 regular-season games, recording 22-27=49 points with a +11 rating and 56 PIM…posted a faceoff percentage of 53.6 (724-of-1,351), leading the team in faceoff wins and attempts…matched a career high for assists in a game (0-3=3), Dec. 4 vs CGY…2010-11: Appeared in his seventh NHL season with Vancouver, helping lead the club to the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final…scored 7-12=19 points with 47 PIM in 25 games, all postseason career bests…ranked third among playoff leaders in hits (78)…led the club in playoff faceoff percentage (54.1) and team forwards in TOI (22:34)…scored 41-32=73 points with a +24 rating in 82 regular-season games…among league leaders, ranked tied for fourth in goals, fourth in PPG (15) and tied for 10th in SHG (3)…established career highs in goals and plus/minus…was named an alternate captain for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in his first NHL All-Star Game appearance…ranked second on the team and tied for sixth in the NHL in faceoff percentage (57.4)…scored three hat tricks, tied for the third-most in the NHL…was named an alternate captain prior to the season…2009-10: Appeared in his sixth NHL season with Vancouver…scored 1-9=10 points with four PIM in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games…in 82 regular-season games, collected 25-50=75 points with a +1 rating and 104 PIM…set career highs in points, assists and PIM…led Vancouver in PPG (12) and faceoff percentage (55.1)…owned the fifth-longest point streak of the season at 13 games (6-9=15), Feb. 6-Mar. 14…2008-09: Appeared in his fifth NHL season with Vancouver…made his second career trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, picking up 2-2=4 points with 14 PIM in 10 games…played all 82 regular-season games for the second time in his career, posting 26-33=59 points with a +8 rating and 61 PIM…was nominated for the Frank J. Selke Trophy…co-led the team in PPG (10) and games, ranked third in scoring and goals, and tied for third in assists…won 527-of-976 faceoff attempts (54.0)…had a pair of season-high five-game point streaks, including Mar. 11-19 (2-6=8) and Oct. 16-25 (2-4=6)…tied his career high for points in a game on Mar. 15 vs. COL (0-3=3, also matching personal best in assists), Feb. 7 vs. CHI (2-1=3) and Feb. 3 vs. CAR (1-2=3)…2007-08: Appeared in his fourth NHL season with Vancouver, scoring 21-16=37 points with a +1 rating and 79 PIM in 80 games…ranked third on the club in goals and fourth in scoring…led Vancouver in faceoff percentage (53.0), winning 720-of-1,358 attempts…collected his first career multi-goal game (2-0=2) in a 4-1 win, Oct. 21 @ CBJ…2006-07: Appeared in his third NHL season with Vancouver…made his NHL playoff debut, recording two shots and logging 27:51 TOI, Apr. 11 vs DAL…played 48 regular-season games, earning 6-10=16 points with a +1 rating and 40 PIM…scored a career-high 1-2=3 points in a 4-0 win, Jan. 16 @ MTL…2005-06: Appeared in his second NHL season with Vancouver, collecting 10-13=23 points with a +1 rating and 79 PIM in 82 games…led the club in blocked shots (51) and hits (136), and co-led in games played…scored his first career PPG on Apr. 10 vs. ANA and earned his first multi-assist game (0-2=2) in a 4-3 win on Jan. 10 vs. TOR… appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Mar. 25 vs. EDM…recorded his first NHL GWG in a 3-1 victory, Nov. 22 vs. CHI…2004-05: Played the entire season with Manitoba (AHL), recording 30-27=57 points with a +22 rating and 105 PIM in 78 games…added 4-5=9 points with eight PIM in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games…2003-04: Appeared in his first NHL season with Vancouver, scoring 2-3=5 points with 16 PIM in 28 games…notched his first NHL multi-point game (1-1=2) in a 2-2 tie, Mar. 16 vs. NSH…scored his first career NHL goal (McLennan) in a 4-4 tie, Nov. 29, 2003 @ CGY…picked up his first career point (assist) in a 5-2 win, Nov. 25 @ MTL…made his NHL debut in a 2-1 loss, Nov. 24 @ TOR…also played 33 games with Manitoba, picking up 3-8=11 points with 29 PIM…Miscellaneous: Has represented Team USA at the last two Olympic Winter Games, winning silver in 2010 at Vancouver…collected two goals in six games in 2010 en route to the silver medal.

PERSONAL: Ryan and his wife, Andrea, have three children: daughters Makayla (7) and Kinsley (2), and son Ryker (4)…enjoys dining at Javier’s in Newport Beach…his favorite TV shows are “Game of Thrones” and “Modern Family”…favorite movies are “Wedding Ringer” and “Billy Madison”…his favorite player growing up was Mike Modano…favorite moment of his hockey career so far was participating in the 2010 Olympics…spent the summer hanging out with his family. Twitter: @Ryan_Kesler.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 50 6 36 10 42
C. Perry 54 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 51 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 54 11 16 -7 27
S. Vatanen 54 6 20 0 26
J. Silfverberg 54 7 12 -1 19
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
A. Cogliano 54 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 53 6 8 -7 14
C. Fowler 41 3 11 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 12 8 6 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.11

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