Made 4th NHL appearance of the season Jan. 16 at Ana...Scored first NHL goal Dec. 31 at Det...Played in two straight NHL games Dec. 29-31...Holds Alb. career franchise record for points (181), goals (77) and assists (104)...Leads A-Devils with 14g-19a-33pts in 35 games; named to AHL All-Star team for 2nd straight season...Recorded three season-high 3pt. games, including 1g-2a Jan. 3 at Bri.; also posted 1g-2a Dec. 27 vs. Spr. & 3a in season-opener Oct. 11 at Adk...Scored 2g twice: Dec. 14 vs. LV & Nov. 26 vs. HFD...Had points in season-high five straight games Nov. 23-Dec. 5 (3g-4a-7pts)...Also had points in four straight Oct. 18-25 (2g-3a-5pts)...2013-14: Led Alb.in scoring for the 3rd straight season; totaled 22g-31a-53pts in 73 appearances...Played four seasons with Boston College (HE) from 2007-11; posted 40g-102a-142pts in 161 games with Eagles A member of 2008 and 2010 NCAA Championship teams & 2008, 2010 and 2011 Hockey East Championship clubs Named to the HE All-Rookie Team in 2008.
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