Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Jay More, November 1, 1989. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers for Ottawa's 5th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Frederick Beaubien) in 1993 Entry Draft, November 6, 1992. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 10, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Utah (IHL) after securing release from Linkopings HC (Sweden), February 3, 2000.
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