Thirty-year-old NHL veteran, Ryan Kesler, inked a 6-year extension with the Anaheim Ducks worth $41.25 million ($6.875M per year). For the first five years of the extension, the contract strictly states a no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause in the sixth year of the extension.
Kesler notched 47 points in 81 games with the Ducks in the 2014-15 campaign after spending his first 10 years with the Vancouver Canucks. Also involved in the Ducks-Canucks trade Luca Sbisa and Nick Bonino.
The Ohio State alum is a two-time Olympian and helped Anaheim in the 2014-15 postseason by recording seven goals and 13 points. As for accolades, Kesler was in consideration for six Frank J. Selke Awards (best forward), of which he nabbed one in the 2010-11 season with Vancouver.
Ryan Kesler’s Statistical Profile
Vancouver Canucks (2003-14): 655 G, 393 points (182 G, 211 A), 25 +/-, 584 PIM
Anaheim Ducks (2014-present): 81 G, 47 points (20 G, 27 A), -5 +/-, 75 PIM