IHL Second All-Star Team (1976)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus (IHL), September, 1971. Claimed on waivers by Greensboro (SHL) from Columbus (IHL), December, 1971. Rights transferred to LA Sharks (WHA) after WHA club signed Greensboro (SHL) as a minor league affiliate, June, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September, 1974.
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