Ryan Kesler

In the modern era, Ryan Kesler is one of the top defensive forwards, having not only won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2011, but finishing in the top three four other times.

The American debuted in the NHL in 2003 with the Vancouver Canucks, the team he played for over a decade.  Kesler had back-to-back 70-plus Point Seasons (2009-10 & 2010-11) with Vancouver, the team he won the Selke with.  Notably, Kesler was eighth in Hart Trophy voting that year.

Kesler played the last five years of his career with the Ducks, and overall had 573 Points in 1,001 NHL Games.  He would represent the United States numerous times, peaking with a Silver Medal in the 2010 Olympics.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Livonia, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks
  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Team U.S.A. (Olympics 2010 & 2014, World Cup of Hockey 2016, World Hockey Championships 2006)

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Frank J. Selke Trophy (2011)
    All-Star (2011 & 2017)
    Stanley Cup Rings (None) 
    Olympic Silver Medal (1) (U.S.A., 2010)

Should Ryan Kesler be in the Hall of Fame?

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