Corey Perry remains the other alternate alongside captain Ryan Getzlaf.
Kesler played in 81 games for the Ducks in 2014-15, scoring 20 goals and 47 points. He added seven goals and 13 points in 16 playoff games.
The 31-year-old winger was traded to Anaheim in June 2014 from Vancouver where he played nine seasons. Kesler also served as an alternate captain with the Canucks.