WC-A All-Star Team (1994, 1995, 1999) Finnish First All-Star Team (1995) Finnish Player of the Year (1995) WC-A - Best Forward (1995, 1999) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2002) Olympic All-Star Team (2006) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2007)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998)
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. NY Rangers, October 30, 1999. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, September 6, 2001. Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 8, 2009.
I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday