Traded to Minnesota by Boston with Boston's 4th round choice (Alexander Fallstrom) in 2009 Entry Draft for Manny Fernandez, July 1, 2007. Traded to Columbus by Minnesota for future considerations, March 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Praha (CzRep), September 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), January 25, 2012.
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