Rights traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Anaheim's 6th (Vadim Sozinov) and 7th (Markus Seikola) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, June 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden), September 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), August, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), August 15, 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