Missed majority of 1966-67 due to ankle injury vs. San Francisco (WHL), December 3, 1966. Claimed by St. Louis from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis with Jean-Guy Talbot for Bob Baun, November 4, 1970. Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo for Larry Mickey, November 16, 1971.
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