OMJHL First All-Star Team (1979)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983)
Missed majority of 1985-86 season recovering from Bells Palsy, November 23, 1985. Traded to Boston by Minnesota for Boston's 3rd round choice (Rob Zettler) in 1986 Entry Draft and 2nd round choice (Scott McGrady) in 1987 Entry Draft, May 16, 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