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Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel  #81

Pittsburgh Penguins  Right Wing
NUMBER: 81 BIRTHDATE: October 2, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Madison, WI, United States
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: BOS / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 2006-2007
Kessel has scored more goals than any other American-born player since 2007-08 (251). Ranks 4th on PIT with 34 PTS (15G-19A). Had 5 points (1G-4A) during season-long 5-game point streak that ended on Feb. 6. Has 14 points (4G-10A) in his last 17 games. Tallied 2 goals on Jan. 21 vs. PHI - including the game winner in his 3rd game this season with multiple goals. His 5 game-winning goals rank t-13th in the NHL. Played in 700th NHL game on Dec. 19 vs. CAR. Had first multi-goal game with PIT on Dec. 1 at SJ. PP goal on Nov. 6 at EDM was Kessel's first man-advantage tally with PIT. Recorded GWG in 2nd-straight game on Oct. 28 at WSH. Scored 3-on-3 OT GWG on Oct. 24 at NSH, his first GWG with PIT. Recorded 1st goal and point with PIT on 2nd-period tally Oct. 10 at ARI. Made PIT debut on Oct. 8 at Dallas. Career Info: HIGHS: G: 3 A: 3 P: 4 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PGH: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 53GP-15G-19A-34PTS PPG: 69 SHG: 1
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) WCHA Rookie of the Year (2006) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2007) Olympic All-Star Team (2014) Olympics Best Forward (2014) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2012, 2015) Traded to Toronto by Boston for Toronto's 1st (Tyler Seguin) and 2nd (Jared Knight) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft and Toronto's 1st round choice (Dougie Hamilton) in 2011 Entry Draft, September 18, 2009. Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto with Tim Erixon, Tyler Biggs and future considerations for Nick Spaling, Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, New Jersey's 3rd round choice (previously acquired) in 2016 Entry Draft and future considerations, July 1, 2015.


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