Brother of Dave
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1984)
Missed majority of 1984-85 due to leg injury vs. New Jersey, November 18, 1984. Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with Brian Lawton and Norm MacIver for Carey Wilson and Hartford's 5th round choice (Lubos Rob) in 1990 Entry Draft, December 26, 1988. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 25, 1989.
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