Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Islanders, December 3, 1992. Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for Nick Kypreos, February 29, 1996. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Jordan Leopold) in 1999 Entry Draft for Stan Neckar, November 27, 1998.
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