Earned his first career NHL playoff point with an assist in Game 5 at NYR (5/8) ... Earned 5 PIM in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Recorded five hits in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Registered five hits in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Tallied seven hits in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ... Missed Game 1 vs. NYI (4/15) due to injury.
2014-15 Regular Season
Set career highs in goals (4), assists (13), points (17) and penalty minutes (172) ... Ranked fourth in the NHL in penalty minutes (172) ... Scored a goal and earned 17 PIM at CBJ (3/3) ... Earned two assists vs. TB (12/13), marking his first career multi-assist game ... Played in his 100th NHL game vs. CBJ (12/12) ... Scored a goal and earned 15 PIM vs. TOR (11/29) ... Earned an assist vs. NYI (11/28) ... Registered a game-high six hits and earned seven PIM at STL (11/15) ... Registered two points (1g, 1a) vs. ARI (11/2), marking his first multi-point game of the season and the second multi-point game of his career (11/5/13 vs. NYI: 1g, 1a).
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