Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Kesler is expected to miss the upcoming season after undergoing right hip resurfacing surgery last week.
For those who know him well, seeing the 34-year-old veteran join some impressive company is certainly cause for celebration.
Need to win a faceoff at a crucial point in a game? Then look no further than these five players, forwards with a flair for winning puck battles.
Ryan Kesler was again the catalyst on Wednesday as the Ducks swept aside the Jets in four games
After recently throwing out the first pitch at an Angels game, Ryan Kesler is looking forward to showing fans in Anaheim his skills on the ice
Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Kesler, and David Backes describe how it felt to represent their countries in past Olympic Games and how they're feeling heading into Sochi.
Matt Duchene, Ryan Kesler, Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf, Jimmy Howard, David Backes, and Patrick Sharp share their favourite Olympic jersey designs from past Olympic Games.
Before becoming Olympians themselves, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Kesler, and David Backes took in the games as fans.
Ryan Kesler has returned to the line-up after missing 20 games due to injury and had an immediate impact. The power forward brings another dimension to the Canucks and his presence makes him the Player of the Week
Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler has been spending time surprising fans around Vancouver for the past few days.
Selke Award winner Ryan Kesler has become one of the top two-way players in the game today
Ted Lindsay Award finalist, Daniel Sedin is a strong presence both on and off the ice
Ryan Kesler has been a force for the Canucks, yet his drive to be the best is unrelenting
Team Staal adds Green and Kesler; Team Lidstrom adds Kane and St. Louis as alternate captains
Hard-nosed Canucks forward is chirping less & scoring more in 2010-11