24 seconds with Ryan Kesler

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:34 AM ET

Centre Ryan Kesler, the Canucks' "K-man," was Vancouver's first round pick in 2003 and a gold medalist with the American team in the 2004 World Junior Hockey Championship.

24 hours: You've been wearing the same shoulder pads for seven years. Are they a good luck charm?

#20: "It's hard to break into shoulder pads - they always move around. These just feel like a part of my body when I put them on. They've been stitched and sewn everywhere you think. The trainers are getting me to try some different ones. When I find the one I like I think it's time to change."

24: You're a Seinfeld fan. Who is your favourite character?

#20: "Kramer. I just laugh at him every time I see him. I'm starting to get all the seasons on DVD. It passes the time when you're on planes and sitting in hotel rooms and there's nothing on TV."

24: You're originally from Livonia, Mich. Who are some other famous Livonians?

#20: "The only guy I know is Mike Modano. I grew up watching him and now I'm playing against him. He's proven he's been a great Olympian. He's won a Stanley cup; it says a lot about him."

24: Have you golfed on any local courses yet?

#20: "I got my clubs, but it seems to rain a lot. I'll wait till the spring."

24: Handicap?

#20: "15, I'm a beginner."


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