Ryan Kesler

Forward / Anaheim Ducks



Ryan Kesler is a professional hockey player who is the current Alternate Captain for the Anaheim Ducks. Kesler played one season at Ohio State University and left after his freshman year. He was awarded with the George Burke Most Valuable Freshman Award during his brief, but successful career with Ohio State. Ryan was then drafted 23rd overall in the 2003 NHL Draft. He played with the Vancouver Canucks for the next 9 years, winning a Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward along the way. Kesler would later sign a 6-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks, where he is the acting Alternate Captain.

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August 30, 1984 (age 33)


6 ft 2 in (188 cm)


202 lb (92 kg; 14 stone 6 lb)


Anaheim Ducks



First NHL Goal

November 29, 2003 vs. Calgary Flames (Jamie McLennan)

Ryan's Favorite Fanatics items

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Ryan Kesler Dominates Halloween Again

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Get A Social Media Shoutout From Ryan Kesler $50

Now with Like A Pro, you can customize a social post from your favorite athletes! Surprise your spouse or kids on their birthday, or congratulate them on a milestone!

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Ryan Kesler shares the Story of his Toughest Fight in the NHL

Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks center, has had many fights in his career but the toughest has to be one of his first. Kesler talks about his ‘welcome to the NHL’ moment and the lessons he has learned a

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Ryan Kesler's Kid Dancing

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How Does Ducks' Centerman Ryan Kesler Prepare for Big Games?

Every athlete has a pre-game routine that helps them get into the mindset they need for game time. In this video, Ryan Kesler discusses his methods for staying focused on the game.

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Update On Ryan Kesler Tournament Challenge

  Prizes (No $ award) 1st place (signed Ducks Jersey) 2nd place (Signed Ducks hat) 3rd place (Like A Pro hat and shirt) Follow @likeaprosp

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Ryan Kesler's Dog Tears it Up

Ryan Kesler talked to Like A Pro about his family’s dog. Kesler explains the the complicated yet relatable relationship between him and his labradoodle.

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Ryan Kesler's Professional Hockey Gear

Ever wonder what hockey gear Kesler is using on the ice -- or what performance clothing he has under his pads? Now with Like A Pro, you can find the gear your favorite athletes wear --- and you can

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Ryker Kesler: An All-Star In The Making

In an evening dedicated to showcasing the NHL’s most elite talent, it was Ryan Kesler’s six year old son, Ryker, who stole the show. During the shootout portion of the NHL Skills Competition, Ryan

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Ryan Kesler Shows off His Dance Moves

Ryan Kesler checked in with Like A Pro to show off some of his best dance moves. 

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Ryan Kesler's Life Gear

We had the privilege of sitting down with Ryan Kesler and finding out a few products he loves and uses on a regular basis. Whether he's working out and using a heart rate monitor, listening to musi

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The Start of the Anaheim Duck's Season with Ryan Kesler

In the NHL, points are hard to come by. Ryan Kesler talked to Like A Pro about the playoff mentality and what it takes to find success as a team in the NHL.

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Why Did Ryan Kesler Join Like A Pro?

With the internet and social media controlling so much of our lives, athletes are looking to tap into technology in order to own and grow their brand. Anaheim Ducks Forward Ryan Kesler talks about

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Ryan Kesler And Son Ryker Steal The Show At All Star Game

"This was easily the best experience in an All star game that I have ever been a part of" - Ryan Kesler

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How the Anaheim Ducks Came Back from their Losing Streak

The Anaheim Ducks had a rough start to their season, but Ryan Kesler discussed how they turned it around. Ryan talks about the importance of team chemistry and trusting the process.

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Ryan Kesler's Kids Follow in their Fathers Footsteps

Ryan Kesler has been playing hockey all his life, so did his kids catch the hockey bug as well? Ryan tells Like A Pro about his children’s athletic pursuits.

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'Between Two Zambonis' with Ryan Kesler World Cup Edition

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Ryan Kesler's Experience on Between Two Zambonis

Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks center, has been the host of a new Fox Sports feature called Between Two Zambonis. The segment is based on the Funny or Die segment Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianak

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Kesler Gets a Private Lesson on Firing Weapons on the Range with the US Marines

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Ryan Kesler's Move from the Vancouver Canucks to the Anaheim Ducks

Ryan Kesler talks about his move from playing with the Vancouver Canucks to the Anaheim Ducks. Kesler talks about the initial challenges of being the new guy in the locker room and how he managed t

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Ducks' Ryan Kesler Reveals his Hardest Matchup on Ice

Every professional athlete knows the one opposing player who is the toughest matchup for them. Ryan Kesler talks about how one opponent in his division combines strength and skill and is the most c

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Ryan Kesler's Most Memorable Moments

The best memories are often during the thrill of victory. However, sometimes it's the agony of defeat which tests an athlete's resolve. Ryan Kesler shares some of the most memorable moments of his

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Get A Custom Tweet From Anaheim Duck Ryan Kesler

For a limited time, Ryan Kesler is offering to do a custom Birthday/Congrats/etc tweet to the Twitter handle of your choice. Surprise your spouse or kids on their birthday, or congratulate them on

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Ducks Pointed in Right Direction

  ANAHEIM – The emotion in the building was obvious now, at this very moment more so than at any other point during the afternoon. Not when the Ducks scored to tie it or scored agai

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Between Two Zambonis: Ryan Getzlaf

Following the parody of Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns, Ryan Kesler interviews the other Ryan on the Anaheim Ducks. Filled with humor befitting of Kesler's style, enjoy this episode

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Duck's Ryan Kesler Helps Child Victims of Domestic Violence

Fatherhood has made Anaheim Duck's centre Ryan Kesler think long and hard about families less fortunate than his. Kesler told Metro he never witnessed domestic violence in his own childhood

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Ryan Kesler's Most Impactful Workout

In order to be an impact forward in the NHL, you must be in world class condition. Ryan Kesler is no different. In this video Ryan shares how he prepares for the NHL season.

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Undercover Duck Fan - Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler has a good under-the-radar sense of humor. Though he sometimes appears grouchy in games, he has showed some hilarious tricks off the ice. Fromphotobombing teammates in Vancouver to his

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Ryan Kesler Shares some of his Favorite Music

While he’s training for the upcoming hockey season, Anaheim Ducks Forward Ryan Kesler listens to music. Ryan talked to Like A Pro about the music that motivates him during his workouts.

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Ryan Kesler's Favorite Video Games

Whether he is on the ice or working out or making appearances Ryan Kesler is a very busy guy. One of the activities that Ryan likes to partake in his limited free time is video games.   

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Ryan Kesler's Favorite Lululemon Shorts

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