OHL All-Rookie Team (1994) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1995) OHL Second All-Star Team (1996) AHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Darby Hendrickson, Kenny Jonsson and Toronto's 1st round choice (Roberto Luongo) in 1997 Entry Draft for Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith, March 13, 1996. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from NY Islanders, May 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), October 11, 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