Traded to Anaheim by New Jersey with Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore and Igor Pohanka for Jeff Friesen, Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh, July 6, 2002. Traded to Calgary by Anaheim with Mike Commodore for Rob Niedermayer, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (QNAHL), September 21, 2004.
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