WCHA Second All-Star Team (1993) WCHA First All-Star Team (1994) WCHA Player of the Year (1994) NCAA West First All-American Team (1994) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1994) Ken McKenzie Trophy (U.S.- Born Rookie of the Year IHL) (1995) IHL Second All-Star Team (1999)
Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders for Nick Vachon, November 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by EHC Berlin (Germany), June 12, 2001.
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