Was recalled from Texas (AHL) on 2/14
* Had 18 points (11-7=18) and led the team with a +10 rating in 24 games with Texas at time of recall
* Scored his first career NHL goal and GWG on his first shot on goal in his NHL debut on 12/31 vs. ARI. Also tallied five hits in the contest.
* Becomes the first Stars player to score the GWG in his NHL debut since Fabian Brunnstrom did so on 10/15/2008 vs. NSH
* Registered two points (1-1=2) on 1/3 vs. MIN for his first career multi-point game
* Scored his sixth goal of the season and matched a career-high with six shots on 3/19 vs. PIT
* Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week (Dec. 28), posting five goals, including two game-winners, and a +7 rating in three games
* Finished his first full professional campaign ranking sixth on Texas with 22 goals and 48 points (22-26=48) in 68 regular-season contests, helping Texas win the 2014 Calder Cup
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