Signed to a ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Bridgeport (AHL), March 30, 2011. Signed to a ATO (amateur tryout) contract by NY Islanders, April 6, 2011. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Binghamton (AHL), November 25, 2011.
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