Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1978)
Traded to Washington by Philadelphia with Don McLean and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Alex Forsyth) in 1975 Amateur Draft for Washington's 1st round choice (Mel Bridgman) in 1975 Amateur Draft, June 4, 1975. Traded to Atlanta by Washington for Gerry Meehan, Jean Lemieux and Buffalo's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Greg Carroll) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 22, 1976. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.
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