Monday, February 1, 2010

Getting To Know Your 2010 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team: Ryan Kesler

We're -- in the words of Kermit and Fozzie -- "movin' right along" with our get-to-know-me series here inside the House of Georges. Seeing as how it's now the first of February, we're 15 days from dropping the puck. This morning's featuree won't have to travel too far for the olympic games.

Ryan Kesler is a 25-year-old right-handed-shooting center who earns his keep by playing for the Vancouver Canucks. He's a former first-round pick (23rd overall) who has demonstrated significant improvement each season since entering the NHL in 2003. So far this year he's lit the lamp 13 times and tallied 35 assists. He matriculated at THE Ohio State University, and is a recovering cancer patient. In the 2009 campaign, he played in all 82 games, amassing 59 points and a Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) nomination. He will also body slam your ass to the ice if you punch him in the face.

Betta' ax somebody.