Ryan Kesler to pose nude, because Ryan Kesler hates clothes

Early Wednesday morning, it was reported that Ryan Kesler will be posing nude for ESPN Magazine’s 2011 “Body Issue.” The Canucks centre will be the first NHL star to pose nude for the magazine since 2009, when Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and three members of the Edmonton Oilers appeared in the inaugural edition of the “Body Issue.”

The choice of Kesler makes sense: he was a star for the USA Olympic team, which makes him far more recognizable to ESPN’s audience than, say, any other hockey player in the world.

Oh…and he already has a tendency to remove his clothing at every opportunity.

Everyone already knows about his infamous Undresler picture, which we will post any time we get a chance.

But that is just one picture in a long history of apparel hatred on the part of Kesler.

First, we have the original Keslurk, as Kesler appears behind Raffi Torres during an interview with a slice of pizza and without a shirt.

He followed this up with more topless Keslurking on Dan Hamhuis, then even more topless Keslurking on Daniel Sedin and, well, Dan Hamhuis again.

But the thing that really convinces me is the following photo from this morning, as the Canucks hit the streets in support of Raise a Reader day. This photo was tweeted from the Charlatan Pub; Kesler just can’t resist removing his shirt.

It’s for the kids, Kesler. The kids. Keep your shirt on. Also, other guy: keep your shirt on too. Moreso.

 

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14 comments

  1. Brad
    September 28, 2011

    I’m just glad that PitB didn’t use this opportunity to announce their all-nude 2012 calendar.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      September 28, 2011

      We didn’t want to steal Kes’s spotlight. That announcement will come later.

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      • Harrison Mooney
        September 28, 2011

        Let’s make it a Friday afternoon announcement for maximum exposure. Speaking of maximum exposure, this the nudest nude calendar I’ve ever been in.

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  2. Hips
    September 28, 2011

    Undresler? Dude I think I love you.

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  3. TJ
    September 28, 2011

    A two-page spread of Apollo and Kesler, please ESPN. Thanks.

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  4. peanutflower
    September 28, 2011

    Okay, so I went to the ESPN site and mighty disappointed that I didn’t get the goods. I trust you will find the photo when it’s available and update us. Thanks.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      September 28, 2011

      Yeah, none of the photos for this year’s “Body Issue” have been released yet. Once Kesler’s naked picture is available, we’ll be all over it. Urm…that didn’t come out right.

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      • Harrison Mooney
        September 28, 2011

        Or did it?

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  5. Shand
    September 28, 2011

    I would turn gay for Ryan Kesler

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  6. Eric Christensen
    September 29, 2011

    Ryan…dude take my advice…keep your clothes on.You ain`t all that !

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  7. Kate Fullerton
    September 29, 2011

    omg…what does his wife think!!!

    and think of his kids 10 years from now, just looking through some old sports magazine then ….BAM! there’s daddy! :D

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  8. Penucks Girl
    September 30, 2011

    Kes naked is probably the best news I’ve had this week

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  9. Suddenly a Kesler Fan
    October 5, 2011

    http://espn.go.com/espn/photos/gallery/_/id/7030506/bodies-want-2011#/13/

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  10. Walt
    October 6, 2011

    I think ALL hockey players should pose nude. :)

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