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What the Ryan Kesler contract means for the Anaheim Ducks

On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks re-signed center Ryan Kesler to a six-year contract with an AAV of $6.875 million. Kesler is fresh off of his first season in Anaheim, in which he netted 20 goals and 47 points in 81 regular season games, as well as seven goals and 13 points in 16 playoff games. At first look, this seems like an interesting signing. The Ducks lock up a soon-to-be...
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks go big with Kesler extension; Oilers do the right thing with Schultz

The Anaheim Ducks have locked up forward Ryan Kesler to a huge six-year $41.25 million deal. The agreement, which will begin starting 2016-17, will prevent the Michigan native from hitting the free agent market as he was scheduled to do after next season. The move is a lot of money ($6.875 million until 2021-22) for a player coming off of a 20-goal season and is already 30 yearsâ€...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler signs 6-year extension with Anaheim Ducks

Thirty-year-old NHL veteran, Ryan Kesler, inked a 6-year extension with the Anaheim Ducks worth $41.25 million ($6.875M per year). For the first five years of the extension, the contract strictly states a no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause in the sixth year of the extension. Kesler notched 47 points in 81 games with the Ducks in the 2014-15 campaign after spending his...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Kesler Agree On Six-Year, $41.25 Million Contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Center Ryan Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the new deal Wednesday. Kesler had 20 goals, 27 assists and 75 penalty minutes last season in his first year with Anaheim after nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. The American veteran filled a key role as the Ducks’ second-line center...
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Late comebacks haven’t been enough against Blackhawks

The Western Conference Finals have been one heck of a series to watch. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are tied with two wins apiece in a series that has been nothing short of thrilling. For the Ducks, the lesson to be learned is that their characteristic comeback won’t always be enough to win games. The Ducks and Blackhawks have each won a home game and a road game, and...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler doesn’t miss the spotlight in Vancouver

The 2014-15 season is still pretty young, but already it’s clear Ryan Kesler feels comfortable with the Anaheim Ducks. As expected, he has been a key piece of the team’s offense and he has helped propel Anaheim to the top of the Western Conference. Perhaps more importantly, Kesler is also enjoying his life away from the rink as well. A recent article from reveals...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL trade deadline live blog

9:20 a.m.:’s Pierre Le Brun (we’ll be hearing plenty from him in the next two days) has the latest on the Ryan Callahan situation. It certainly sounds as if the Rangers want to keep the captain in the mix. But could they have their eyes on another aforementioned American forward? While the Rangers' priority is obviously to resolve Callahan situation either way, am told...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens Will Need More Than Kesler to Win the Cup by @MadChad412

With all due to respect to Ryan Kesler and all of the fantastic writers that cover the NHL, acquring Ryan Kesler would not solve all of the Pittsburgh Penguins' problems. According to Rob Rossi, Pittsburgh Penguins beat-reporter for the Tribune-Review, the Pens have already made an official offer for Kesler. The offer, according to Rossi, would "send Kesler to the Penguins in exchange...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor: Blackhawks interested in Vancouver's Ryan Kesler

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - March 5th is the NHL trade deadline and the deals are already starting to happen around the league. The biggest name being mentioned in rumors is the 29 year old center Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler. After years of being a royal pain in the ass to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Blackhawks have found their way on a very short list of teams Ryan Kesler will play...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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