WCJHL First All-Star Team (1974) NHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980, 1981)
Traded to Detroit by Buffalo with Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith for Mike Foligno, Dale McCourt and Brent Peterson, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, September, 1986.
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