Ryan Kesler C ANA 2 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 2 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 2 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.

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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.

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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 6 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 6 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.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler is reportedly on the verge of being traded to the Anaheim Ducks.

No details yet in terms of what the Ducks would give Vancouver in return. What we can safely say is that Kesler would serve as the team's second-line center, scoring the team two great scoring lines.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

Ryan Kesler's trade out of Vancouver could be inching closer to completion, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.

He didn't have a destination worked out, but said a deal may occur within 24 hours at around 3:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned as Kesler trade rumors are sure to heat up heading into the first day of the NHL Entry Draft on Friday.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 6 Months

According to multiple sources, ESPN is reporting that Chicago and Anaheim are the frontrunners for Ryan Kesler.

However, it's believed that no trade for Kesler is imminent and the Canucks won't move him unless they feel they getting far value in the deal. One source said that the Pittsburgh Penguins remain in the mix as well.