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USA Phil Kessel
a.k.a. "Philip Kessel"
#81 Arizona Coyotes / NHL - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Patrick Thoresen 24 10 29 39
2. Dan Kissel 24 13 23 36
3. Tim McGauley 24 11 23 34
4. Bobby MacIntyre 23 10 23 33
5. Daniel Leavens 24 14 16 30
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
33
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$6,800,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy) 1
2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2

Brother: Blake Kessel
Sister: Amanda Kessel
Cousin: David Moss

Known as a speedy winger with a dangerous shot and quick release. Kessel was drafted 5th overall in 2006 after winning gold at the U18 World Junior Championship and became the first rookie in NHL history to win a Bill Masterton Trophy. He played in 3 All-Star games and won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2001-02 Madison Capitols 14U AAA 14U AAA 86 176 110 286 - |
2002-03 Madison Capitols 18U AAA 18U AAA 71 113 45 158 26 |
2003-04 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 32 31 18 49 8 |
U.S. National U18 Team NAHL 30 21 12 33 18 |
USA U17 WHC-17 6 6 4 10 0 |
USA U18 WJC-18 6 7 3 10 6 3 |
2004-05 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 41 41 32 73 16 |
USNTDP Juniors NAHL 14 11 14 25 21 0 |
USA U18 WJC-18 6 9 7 16 2 10 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 4 2 6 2 -1 |
2005-06 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 39 18 33 51 28 24 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 10 11 2 0 |
USA WC 7 1 1 2 2 2 |
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 70 11 18 29 12 -12 |
Providence Bruins AHL 2 1 0 1 2 0 |
USA WC 7 2 5 7 6 1 |
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 82 19 18 37 28 -6 | Playoffs 4 3 1 4 2 1
USA WC 7 6 4 10 6 0 |
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 70 36 24 60 16 23 | Playoffs 11 6 5 11 4 7
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 30 25 55 21 -8 |
USA OG 6 1 1 2 0 2 |
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 32 32 64 24 -20 |
2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs “A” NHL 82 37 45 82 20 -10 |
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 20 32 52 18 -3 | Playoffs 7 4 2 6 2 3
2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 37 43 80 27 -5 |
USA OG 6 5 3 8 4 6 |
2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 25 36 61 30 -34 |
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 26 33 59 18 9 | Playoffs 24 10 12 22 4 5
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 23 47 70 20 3 | Playoffs 25 8 15 23 2 12
2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 34 58 92 36 -4 | Playoffs 12 1 8 9 2 -5
2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 27 55 82 28 -19 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 2 -1
2019-20 Arizona Coyotes NHL 70 14 24 38 22 -21 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4 4 -1
2020-21 Arizona Coyotes NHL 56 20 23 43 12 -17 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sun 09/05 Arizona Coyotes @ San Jose Sharks
Sat 08/05 Arizona Coyotes @ San Jose Sharks
Thu 06/05 Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings
Tue 04/05 Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings
Sun 02/05 Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Sat 01/05 Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Thu 29/04 Arizona Coyotes @ San Jose Sharks
Tue 27/04 Arizona Coyotes @ San Jose Sharks
Sun 25/04 Arizona Coyotes @ Los Angeles Kings
Thu 22/04 Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
14U AAA 1 86 176 110 286 3.33 - - | 0
18U AAA 1 71 113 45 158 2.23 26 - | 0
AHL 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 2 0 | 0
NAHL 2 44 32 26 58 1.32 39 0 | 0
NCAA 1 39 18 33 51 1.31 28 24 | 0
NHL 15 1122 391 513 904 0.81 332 -124 | 8 96 34 47 81 0.84 22 21
OG 2 12 6 4 10 0.83 4 8 | 0
USDP 2 73 72 50 122 1.67 24 - | 0
WC 3 21 9 10 19 0.90 14 3 | 0
WHC-17 1 6 6 4 10 1.67 0 - | 0
WJC-18 2 12 16 10 26 2.17 8 13 | 0
WJC-20 2 14 5 12 17 1.21 4 -1 | 0
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Passing
18
Acceleration
18
Speed
17
Shooting Accuracy
17

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Dion Phaneuf (D) 2009-2015 6 Toronto Maple Leafs
Colton Orr (F) 2009-2015 6 Toronto Maple Leafs
Nazem Kadri (F) 2009-2015 6 Toronto Maple Leafs
Jack Johnson (D) 2003-2019 6 Pittsburgh Penguins, U.S. National U17 Team, U.S. National U18 Team, USA (OG), USA, USA U17, USA U18, USA U20

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/29/2019
06/29/2019 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Arizona Coyotes
07/01/2015
07/01/2015 Confirmed Toronto Maple Leafs Pittsburgh Penguins
10/01/2013
10/01/2013 Extension Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs
09/19/2009
09/19/2009 Confirmed Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2003, 4 #37 overall by Wisconsin Capitols in the USHL Entry Draft

Drafted 2003, 4 #62 overall by Saginaw Spirit in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins

Cult/Star player for Toronto Maple Leafs

Cult/Star player for Univ. of Minnesota

Cult/Star player for USA

Career transactions
- 2013-10-01 • Signed to an eight-year contract-extension by the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 2009-09-18 • Re-signed to a five-year contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 2009-09-18 • Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2010 1st round pick (Tyler Seguin), a 2010 2nd round pick (Jared Knight) & a 2011 1st round pick (Dougie Hamilton)
- 2006-08-17 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Boston Bruins

Other memorable dates
- 2007-01-09 • Returned to the Boston Bruins after having successful cancer surgery
- 2006-10-21 • Scored 1st career NHL goal (vs Buffalo vs Martin Biron)
- 2006-10-06 • Made NHL debut (at Florida; -2, TOI 14:05, 2 SOG)

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