Traded to Florida by Nashville for future considerations, February 25, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 7, 2011. Traded to Buffalo by Vancouver for Marc-Andre Gragnani, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), October 17, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to upper-body injury at Carolina, March 13, 2014.
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