Signed as a free agent by Hartford, July 30, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 6, 1996. Suffered career-ending eye injury in game vs. Kentucky (AHL), December 13, 1998. Named Head Coach of Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), July 6, 2000.
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