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Phil Kessel
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Phil Kessel  #81

Toronto Maple Leafs  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 44 points (19 goals, 25 assists) and ranks 14th (tie) in NHL scoring. Ranks 21st on Maple Leafs all-time scoring list with 377 points. Has scored more goals than any other American-born skater since 2008-09 (211). Has recorded 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) over last 27 games. Registered 500th NHL point and 200th assist as a Maple Leaf on Dec. 31 at Boston. Season Stats: Home: 25 GP, 11-12-23 Road: 24 GP, 8-13-21 Career as a Maple Leaf: 413 GP, 175-202-377 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 3 (5X - 02/01/14 vs. OTT) Assists - 3 (3X - 01/14/14 at BOS) 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) 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.
Quote of the Day

It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators