Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Yves Guillemette) in 1977 Amateur Draft and 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Merlin Malinowski) in 1978 Amateur Draft, September 29, 1976. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles with Gene Carr and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Shane Pearsall) in 1978 Amateur Draft for Hartland Monahan and Syl Apps Jr., November 2, 1977. Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh for Gary McAdam, February 6, 1979.
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