WHL West First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Washington by Boston for Chris Bourque, May 26, 2012. Traded to Florida by Washington for Casey Wellman, January 31, 2013. Loaned to Milwaukee (AHL) by Florida, April 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 25, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), December 24, 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