WHL East Second All-Star Team (1996) AHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee surgery, July 15, 2003. Traded to Phoenix by Anaheim for Phoenix's 4th round choice (Steven Kampfer) in 2007 Entry Draft, August 23, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix with Brian Boucher for Steve Reinprecht and Philippe Sauve, February 2, 2006.
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