Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 8, 1948. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, August 14, 1952. Traded to Boston by Chicago for cash, October 31, 1952. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Boston for cash, November 8, 1952. Played for the Warroad Lakers (U.S.-Sr.) from 1958-59 to 1961-62 (no statistics are available).
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