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USA Phil Kessel

a.k.a. "Philip Kessel"
#81 Arizona Coyotes / NHL - 21/22
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Lukas Jasek 25 5 24 29
2. Anton Levtchi 27 13 15 28
3. Jiri Smejkal 22 14 13 27
4. Petrus Palmu 27 10 16 26
5. Iikka Kangasniemi 24 11 13 24
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/C
Age
34
Height
6'0" / 182 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
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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 |
2021-22 Arizona Coyotes NHL 24 3 10 13 6 -4 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sat 04/12 Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Wed 01/12 Arizona Coyotes @ Minnesota Wild
Tue 30/11 Arizona Coyotes @ Winnipeg Jets
Sun 28/11 Arizona Coyotes vs Dallas Stars
Thu 25/11 Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers
Mon 22/11 Arizona Coyotes @ Los Angeles Kings
Sun 21/11 Arizona Coyotes vs Detroit Red Wings
Fri 19/11 Arizona Coyotes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Wed 17/11 Arizona Coyotes @ St. Louis Blues
Sun 14/11 Arizona Coyotes @ Nashville Predators
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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 16 1146 394 523 917 0.80 338 -128 | 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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Teamwork
17
Speed
17
Puckhandling
17
Passing
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, 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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