Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1984) WJC-A All-Star Team (1985, 1986) Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1986) USSR First All-Star Team (1990) WEC-A All-Star Team (1990) Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1990)
Traded to Quebec by Washington for Toronto's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Eric Lavigne) in 1991 Entry Draft, June 22, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 30, 1993.
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