Pittsburgh couple names newborn son after Phil Kessel
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Phil Kessel may be the most famous Kessel in Pittsburgh, but he's not the cutest.
That honor goes to Kessel Ryan, a baby boy born on Mother's Day named in honor of the Pittsburgh Penguins forward.
"The perfect name for our son," father Adam Hillman told WTAE in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
He played "Let's Go Pens" in the delivery room and of course his wife, Nicole, was in Bed No. 81 (Kessel's jersey number) at the hospital.
She noted that a day later, Kessel scored the game-winning goal for the Penguins in their 1-0 victory against the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.
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"He was born at 6:53 p.m. and the winning goal was scored at 6:55," she said.
Kessel has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Penguins, who are three wins away from advancing back to the Cup Final.
It's no doubt which team little Kessel will become a fan of.
"He loves listening to the hockey games," she said. "He definitely recognizes that as a sound as he has gone to the games before with me."