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USA Phil Kessel

a.k.a. "Philip Kessel"

#8 Vegas Golden Knights / NHL - 22/23

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Phil Kessel Facts

Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
36
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
22/23
Agency
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
3-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 3
1-time Olympic All-Star Team 1
1-time Olympic Best Forward 1
1-time Olympic Most Points 1
2-time U18 WJC All-Star Team 2
1-time U18 WJC Best Forward 1
1-time U18 WJC Most Points 1
1-time U20 WJC Most Points 1

Brother: Blake Kessel
Sister: Amanda Kessel
Cousin: David Moss
Sister-in-law: Courtney Birchard


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.

Phil Kessel 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 NTDP 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 NTDP 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* |
2021-22 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82* 8* 44* 52* 40* -24* |
2022-23 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 82* 14* 22* 36* 30* -7* | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 2 2
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Phil Kessel Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2023-04-24T21:50:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights @ Winnipeg Jets
2023-04-22T16:00:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights @ Winnipeg Jets
2023-04-20T22:00:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets
2023-04-18T21:30:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets
2023-04-13T22:30:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights @ Seattle Kraken
2023-04-11T22:00:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights vs Seattle Kraken
2023-04-08T15:30:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights @ Dallas Stars
2023-04-06T22:00:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings
2023-04-04T20:00:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights @ Nashville Predators
2023-04-03T20:00:00-0400 Vegas Golden Knights @ Minnesota Wild
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Phil Kessel 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 17 1 286* 413* 579* 992* 0.77* 402* -155* | 9 100 34 * 49 * 83 * 0.83 * 24 * 23 *
NTDP 2 73* 72* 50* 122* 1.67* 24* -* | 0 * * * * * *
OG 2 12* 6* 4* 10* 0.83* 4* 8* | 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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Phil Kessel Skill Rating

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Teamwork
17
Puckhandling
17
Passing
17
Speed
16
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/14/2024
02/14/2024 Rumour No team Vancouver Canucks
08/25/2022
08/25/2022 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes Vegas Golden Knights
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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Phil Kessel 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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