QMJHL First All-Star Team (1999)
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to knee injury vs. Nashville, November 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), September 4, 2004. Missed remainder of 2005-06 season after collapsing on the bench due to a heart seizure in a game vs. Nashville, November 21, 2005.
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