Brother of Neal and Aaron
Claimed by Dallas from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by Dallas for Guy Carbonneau, October 2, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (IHL), August 25, 1997.
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