AHL First All-Star Team (2011) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (2011)
Traded to Vancouver by Buffalo for Alexander Sulzer, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 11, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), May 22, 2013.
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