Ryan Kesler

#17 C / Anaheim Ducks / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 202 lb Age: 31 College: Ohio State

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Three-point scoring streak

      Kesler's assist Friday against Chicago stretched his point streak to three games and three points (two goals, one assist). It's his longest scoring streak of the season. Now if only the quacks would win a bit more. He, like so many of his teammates, got off to a slumbering start and now they're behind the proverbial eight ball this season. Kesler will be a key part of a run back to playoff contention, so this micro-streak could be the start of something beautiful.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Returns to practice Wednesday

      Kesler returned to practice Wednesday, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports. Kesler reportedly was simply given a maintenance day Tuesday, and missed practice as a result, but it's still encouraging to see him return to the ice Wednesday ahead of Thursday's game against Nashville. Kesler has yet to register a single point this season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Struggles through first five games

      Kesler has yet to record a point and has a minus-3 rating in five games this season. Coming off a year with the Ducks where Kesler recorded 20 goals and 47 assists, the 31-year-old center has been struggling so far in 2015-16. He centers the talented second-line with Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg at his sides. However, most of his fantasy value will come from the 59.6% of faceoffs he's won so far this campaign, along with his place on the second-line power play. The Ducks hit the road Thursday against the red-hot Predators as they begin a five-game road trip.

    • Kesler Inks Six-Year Extension With Ducks

      News: Ryan Kesler signed a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.
      Analysis: It's a huge deal for Ryan Kesler, especially when taking his age into consideration. He turns 31 years old next month, and will be nearly 38 when the contract extension expires. He was, however, quite productive for the Ducks in his first year with Anaheim, racking up 20 goals and 27 assists for a total of 47 points in 81 regular season games in 2014-15. He also tacked on 13 points in 16 playoff contests during the Ducks' postseason run. He will remain a permanent fixture in Anaheim's top-six forward group for the foreseeable future.
    • Ducks' Kesler Finds Twine In Game 7 Loss

      News: Ryan Kesler scored his seventh goal of the postseason, had five shots on goal and dished out a game-high eight hits in Saturday's season-ending Game 7 loss to the Blackhawks.
      Analysis: A strong conclusion to the postseason for Ryan Kesler, who finished these playoffs with 13 points in 16 game. The second-line center has found a home in Anaheim and will continue to be a key piece of the puzzle moving forward. His 20-30 goal potential, combined with his strong shot and PIM totals, will make him an attractive fantasy option once again come next season.
    • Ducks' Kesler Grabs Two Points In Game 5

      News: Ryan Kesler potted a goal and was credited with the primary assist on the overtime winner in Monday's Game 5 against the Blackhawks.
      Analysis: Ryan Kesler was shutout off the scoresheet through the first three games of the Western Conference Finals, but he's found the back of the net in each of the last two. He's up to 11 points through 15 games in the playoffs.
    • Ducks' Kesler Pots Goal In Defeat

      News: Ryan Kesler netted a goal and fired off three shots in his 27:16 of ice time in Saturday's Game 4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
      Analysis: Ryan Kesler has been mostly effective this series in limiting the impact of Jonathan Toews, even though the Blackhawks center did record two points in Game 4. However, Kesler at least mitigated the damage by scoring his first point of the series, while kicking off a string of three unanswered goals in a 37-second span. The Ducks wouldn't be able to parlay that third-period surge into a victory, but their fortunes could change when the series shifts to Anaheim on Monday for Game 5.
    • Ducks' Kesler Builds Assist Streak To Three Games

      News: Ryan Kesler ran his assist streak to three games after recording a helper in Friday's Game 4 triumph over the Flames.
      Analysis: Though the Ducks have whipped both of their two opponents in the postseason thus far and have played only eight games, Ryan Kesler has still returned plenty of value for those that rolled the dice on him in playoff pools. He's notched an impressive three goals, five assists, and plus-3 rating through the first two rounds, with one of those goals representing the series clincher against the Jets.
    • Ducks' Kesler Shines Again

      News: Ryan Kesler netted two goals in Wednesday's 5-2 Game 4 win in Winnipeg.
      Analysis: After not hitting the scoresheet in Game 1, Ryan Kesler recorded points in the next three games of the Ducks' first round series with the Jets. Kesler is doing exactly what he was brought in by Anaheim to do -- providing some very welcome secondary scoring when it matters most. He has five points in the playoffs thus far.
    • Kesler Adds Two Points for Ducks In Game 3 Win

      News: Ryan Kesler contributed a goal and an assist to his team's Game 3 win over the Jets on Monday.
      Analysis: Ryan Kesler also picked up a penalty for Roughing, further aiding fantasy owners in playoff pools that have time spent in the Sin Bin as a scoring category. The 30-year-old center has three points in as many playoff games after logging 20 goals and 27 assists in the regular season.
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