Traded to Nashville by Phladelphia with Philadelphia's 7th round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Maxwell Tardy) in 2009 Entry Draft for Janne Niskala, June 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), July 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Milwaukee (AHL), July 21, 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