2015 Playoff Notes:
- Recorded the first playoff point of his career, a goal, on Sunday in Chicago (Game Three).
- Tied for the top spot among all League skaters with a +5.
NHL Playoff Notes:
- 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Additional Playoff/Championship Notes:
- Helped Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championship and was named one of the nation s three best players in the tournament.
- Helped Brynas claim the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions; he led all defensemen, and tied for sixth among all skaters, in assists (8) during the 2012 Elitserien Playoffs.
- Earned a bronze medal while representing Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championship where he tied for tournament lead with a +10 rating.
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