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RYAN KESLER
Sport Discipline: Men
Position: Forward
Height: 6-2
Weight: 202
DOB: 8/31/84
Birthplace: Livonia, Mich.
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
Current Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
High School: Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
College: The Ohio State University
Team: Vancouver Canucks
ROAD TO SOCHI
Kesler has been one of the most productive players in the NHL when healthy, and is currently in his 11th professional season. Over the past few years with the Vancouver Canucks, he has suffered from several injuries, most recently a shoulder injury (2011-12) and a wrist injury (2012-13). He is one of 13 Olympic veterans on the men's hockey team, having been part of the silver-medal winning effort in Vancouver.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, silver
  • 2006 World Championship, 7th
  • Two-time world junior championship participant, gold (2004), 4th (2003)
  • 2002 U18 world champion
  • Two-year USA Hockey National Team Development Program participant (2000-02)
  • World U18 Championship Best Player Award honoree (2002)
  • NHL All-Star Game and Frank Selke Trophy selection (2011)
  • AHL All-Star Game selection (2005)
PERSONAL
Son of Linda and Mike Kesler…Has a brother, Todd, and a sister, Jenny….He and his wife, Andrea Kesler, have a 5-year-old daughter, Makayla, a 3-year-old son, Ryker, and a 6-month-old daughter, Kinsley...Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft…In November 2010, released his own line of sportswear and casual clothing.
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