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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 26)
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

2013-14: 3rd in NHL S (305), 5th in G (tie-37), 6th in PTS (tie-80) .. Led Leafs in G, A (43), PTS, PPP (20), GWG (6) and S, 2nd in PPG (8) .. 1 of 2 Leafs with 82 GP .. 6 GP with US at 2014 OLY - 8 PTS (5g, 3a), 4 PIMs - Led tourney in G (tie) and PTS (tie) .. NHL's 2nd Star/Week (Feb. 2) - 7 pts (3g, 4a) - 3 GP .. NHL's 2nd Star/Month (Jan.) - 20 pts (7g, 13a) - 15 GP .. 5th car. hat trick, A, 1st star Feb. 1 vs. OTT .. 7-game pt streak (Jan. 10-21) - 14 pts (6g, 8a) .. G, A, 300th Leafs pt on G, 2nd star Jan. 18 vs. MTL .. T-career high with 3 A Jan. 14 at BOS .. Named to 2014 US OLY Team Jan. 1 .. 6-game pt streak (Nov. 27-Dec. 7) - 8 pts (4g, 4a) .. 200th NHL G Dec. 3 vs. SJS .. 2 G, 400th NHL point Nov. 19 vs. NYI .. 300th Leafs GP Nov. 13 at MIN .. Tied career high with 4 pts (2g, 2a), +4 rating, 1st star Oct. 29 at EDM .. NHL's 2nd Star/Week (Oct. 27) - 6 pts (5g, 1a) - 3 GP .. 4th car. hat trick, 1st star Oct. 22 vs. ANA .. 200th NHL A Oct. 15 vs. MIN .. SO Stats: 0-for-3.

WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) WCHA Rookie of the Year (2006) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2007) 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 was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential