AHL First All-Star Team (1995)
Claimed by Atlanta from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta for Dallas' 9th round choice (Mark McRae) in 2000 Entry Draft, December 15, 1999. Traded to Chicago by Dallas with Derek Plante and Dallas' 2nd round choice (Matt Keith) in 2001 Entry Draft for Sylvain Cote and Dave Manson, February 8, 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