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#81 RW

Phil Kessel

Shoots:
Right
Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
202 lbs
Age:
27
Born:
Oct 2, 1987
Madison, WI, United States
Drafted:
2006 - round 1, 5th overall by Bos
G A Pts +/- PPG
2014-15 Regular Season
25 36 61 -34 8

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins gave stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin some help, acquiring Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday. Pittsburgh sent forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, former first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen and a draft pick to the Maple Leafs for Kessel, defenseman Tim Erixon, forward Tyler Biggs with other conditional picks involved.

The 27-year-old Kessel has 181 goals and 213 assists in nine seasons between Boston and Toronto. Kessel finished with 25 goals and 36 assists for the Maple Leafs in 2014-15. The Penguins were in search of a top-six forward to help take some of the scoring burden off Crosby and Malkin.

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