Ryan Kesler C ANA 2 Months

Kesler potted his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Kings.

Kesler seems to be settling in quite well in his role as the Ducks' second-line center and power play maestro, as he's collected three goals and four assists over six November contests. He should continue to see lesser competition while the Ryan Getzlaf line commands most of the attention from opposing defenses, which should allow him to easily surpass last season's disappointing output of 43 points in 77 games.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 3 Months

Kesler potted his fifth goal of the season and grabbed a pair of assists in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout win over the visiting Kings.

The former Canuck is en fuego right now, having posted six points over a four-game point streak. Kesler has been advertised for the Ducks thus far, providing solid secondary scoring (14 points in 17 games) up the middle behind superstar center Ryan Getzlaf. Owners have also enjoyed his 21 PIM and 50 shots, numbers that are sure to maintain his fantasy value even when he slips into an inevitable scoring drought.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 3 Months

Kesler picked up his sixth assist and ninth point of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 OT loss to the visiting Islanders.

Kesler took on the role of Anaheim's top center in this one, as star Ryan Getzlaf (flu) sat out. Through 14 games, Kesler is third on the team with 38 shots on goal and has flashed his usual snarl with 21 PIM. Owners would like to see more than three goals from the former Canuck at this point, but patience is always advised while a player adjusts to life with a new team.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 3 Months

Kesler had an assist, four hits, and 10 PIM in Sunday's loss to San Jose.

Kesler is up to seven points (three goals) in nine games this season, to go with a minus-1 rating. Centering the second line and playing on the team's power play, Kesler should come close to 30 goals and 60 points in his first year in Anaheim.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

Kesler scored on a penalty shot and had six shots on goal in Saturday's romp over the Sabres.

Another solid effort from Kesler, who is off to a great start with his new team. Through three games, Kesler has recorded two goals and five points, to go with a plus-2 rating. Centering the second line and playing on the top power-play unit, it appears Kesler has found a new home in Anaheim.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

Kesler scored a goal and added two assists in his first game as a Duck on Thursday, a 6-4 loss to the Penguins.

Despite the loss, this is a very positive debut for Kesler, who slumped to just 43 points and a minus-15 rating last year. Now, after a decade with the Canucks, he's got a fresh start, and he's made the most of it Thursday. There's no reason it shouldn't continue as long as he's healthy and keeps playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 4 Months

Kesler will make his Ducks debut when they battle the Kings tonight and will likely center the top line, the Anaheim Ducks report.

The big offseason acquisition noted that he wants to "chisel off the rust" tonight and is very excited to suit up in a Ducks uniform for the first time. Kesler brings more grit, grinding, net front presence and overall skill to a team that has plenty of it. The 30 year old center finally got out of Vancouver after a few very disappointing seasons for the Canucks organization. Kesler will have plenty of fantasy value centering the second line and will see plenty of ice time on the man advantage as well. In 77 games last season, he registered 43 points (25G, 18A), 239 SOG, and 81 PIM. And that was on a struggling team. A change of scenery may all but spark this Team USA star, especially with the talent around him in Anaheim.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 7 Months

Ryan Kesler, who was acquired in a trade by the Ducks from the Canucks hours ahead of Friday night's NHL Entry Draft, spent all 10 years of his NHL career with Vancouver but is excited about going to Anaheim.

"For me and my family, it's a positive move," Kesler said. "We're excited to be going to Anaheim. At the same time, we've called Vancouver home for the last 11 years. We have friends on the team, friends in the city and the organization has treated us very well. Saying that, I'm going to Anaheim to win a championship. That's going to be my sole goal and my team's sole goal. That's basically it."

Ryan Kesler C ANA 7 Months

Ryan Kesler doesn't think the Vancouver Canucks will be competitive in the near future.

That motivated Kesler to a request a trade. "Last year, the season was tough on all the players who play for the Canucks," Kesler said. "I hate losing, and that season was painful, to be honest. The fact that they're in a rebuild and looking to get younger, and years away from being a contender, it was just time for me to move on and win, and hopefully take home a championship." The Ducks are certainly a competitive team, especially with Kesler leading their second line. This core has to prove it can perform in the playoffs though as Anaheim hasn't gotten past the second round since they won the Cup in 2007.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 7 Months

The Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler and a third round draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and a third round selection.

Kesler has struggled offensively over the last three years, in part due to injuries, but the change of scenery should do him some good. It's worth adding that while he had just 43 points in 77 games last season, the Canucks offense as a whole suffered under former coach John Tortorella. Kesler also plays a physical game and is good on the draw. He figures to serve as the Ducks' second-line center.