Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated, September 27, 1930. Claimed by NY Rangers from Philadelphia in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (IAHL) after Buffalo (IAHL) franchise folded, December 9, 1936. Traded to Hershey (IAHL) by NY Rangers for cash, April 4, 1940.
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