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Phil Kessel
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Phil Kessel  #81

Pittsburgh Penguins  Right Wing
NUMBER: 81 BIRTHDATE: October 2, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Madison, WI, United States
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: BOS / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 2006-2007
2014-15: Leads team with 59 points (24 goals, 35 assists). Ranks 21st on Maple Leafs all-time scoring list with 392 points in 445 games. Has scored more goals than any other American-born skater since 2008-09 (216). Registered 500th NHL point and 200th assist as a Maple Leaf on Dec. 31 at Boston. Holds second longest iron-man streak in franchise history (445 games). Tied a career high three assists Mar. 28 vs. Ottawa. Season Stats: Home: 40 GP, 15-17-32 Road: 41 GP, 9-18-27 Career as a Maple Leaf: 445 GP, 180-212-392 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 3 (5X - 02/01/14 vs. OTT) Assists - 3 (4X - 03/28/15 vs. OTT) Points - 4 (6X - 02/01/14 vs. OTT) Career Notables: 2006-07: Won Bill Masterton Trophy for Sportsmanship 2009-10 Won silver medal with Team USA at the Winter Olympics 2013-14: Ranked 5th in NHL goals (37-tie) and 6th in points (80-tie)... Ranked 1st on Maple Leafs in games played (82), goals (37), assists (43), points (80), and GWG (6)...Was named top forward at Sochi Olympics
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) WCHA Rookie of the Year (2006) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2007) Olympic All-Star Team (2014) Olympics Best Forward (2014) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2012, 2015) Traded to Toronto by Boston for Toronto's 1st (Tyler Seguin) and 2nd (Jared Knight) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft and Toronto's 1st round choice (Dougie Hamilton) in 2011 Entry Draft, September 18, 2009. Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto with Tim Erixon, Tyler Biggs and future considerations for Nick Spaling, Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, New Jersey's 3rd round choice (previously acquired) in 2016 Entry Draft and future considerations, July 1, 2015.
Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website
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