2015 Playoff Notes:
- His two assists are tied for the highest mark by a Preds rookie in a playoff series.
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 while participating in his third consecutive World Championship tournament in 2014, where he tied for second on Team Sweden with a +3 rating in 10 games played.
- A member of the Brynas squad that won the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions; in the 2012 postseason, ranked second among all skates in plus/minus (+12) and assists (tie, 12).
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