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USA PHIL KESSEL  Signed - click for Team Depth Chart
Last team: Pittsburgh Penguins - 2019 - a.k.a. "Philip Kessel"

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BIRTHYEAR 1987-10-02 BIRTHPLACEMadison, WI, USA
AGE 33 NATION USA
POSITION RW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 182 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 92 kg / 203 lbs
CONTRACT 21/22
NHL DRAFT 2006 round 1 #5 overall by Boston Bruins
CAP HIT $6,800,000
SOCIAL Phil Kessel Twitter Phil Kessel Instagram 
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.

© Photo: Dan Hickling

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2001-02 Madison Capitols 14U AAA 14U AAA 86 176 110286- |            
 2002-03 Madison Capitols 18U AAA 18U AAA 71 113 4515826 |            
 2003-04 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 32 31 18498 |            
  U.S. National U18 Team NAHL 30 21 123318 |            
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 6 4100 |            
  USA U18 WJC-18 6 7 3106 3 |            
 2004-05 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 41 41 327316 |            
  USNTDP Juniors NAHL 14 11 142521 0 |            
  USA U18 WJC-18 6 9 7162 10 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 4 262 -1 |            
 2005-06 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 39 18 335128 24 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 10112 0 |            
  USA WC 7 1 122 2 |            
 2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 70 11 182912 -12 |            
  Providence Bruins AHL 2 1 012 0 |            
  USA WC 7 2 576 1 |            
 2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 82 19 183728 -6 | Playoffs 4 3 142
  USA WC 7 6 4106 0 |            
 2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 70 36 246016 23 | Playoffs 11 6 5114
 2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 30 255521 -8 |            
  USA OG 6 1 120 2 |            
 2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 32 326424 -20 |            
 2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs  NHL 82 37 458220 -10 |            
 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 20 325218 -3 | Playoffs 7 4 262
 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 37 438027 -5 |            
  USA OG 6 5 384 6 |            
 2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 25 366130 -34 |            
 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 26 335918 9 | Playoffs 24 10 12224
 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 23 477020 3 | Playoffs 25 8 15232 12 
 2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 34 589236 -4 | Playoffs 12 1 892 -5 
 2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 27 558228 -19 | Playoffs 4 1 122 -1 
 2019-20 Arizona Coyotes NHL 70 14 243822 -21 | Playoffs 9 1 344 -1 
 2020-21 Arizona Coyotes NHL 56 20 234312 -17 |            
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CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  14U AAA: 86 176 110 286 3.33 |    
  18U AAA: 71 113 45 158 2.23 26  |    
  AHL: 2 1 0 1 0.50 |    
  NAHL: 44 32 26 58 1.32 39  |    
  NCAA: 39 18 33 51 1.31 28  24  |    
  NHL: 1122 391 513 904 0.81 332  -124  | 96 34 47 81 0.84 22  21 
  OG: 12 6 4 10 0.83 |    
  USDP: 73 72 50 122 1.67 24  |    
  WC: 21 9 10 19 0.90 14  |    
  WHC-17: 6 6 4 10 1.67 |    
  WJC-18: 12 16 10 26 2.17 13  |    
  WJC-20: 14 5 12 17 1.21 -1  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2003-2004 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Most Goals (7)
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
2004-2005 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Best Forward
  U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus (+10)
  U18 WJC Gold Medal
  U18 WJC Most Assists (7)
  U18 WJC Most Goals (9)
  U18 WJC Most Points (16)
2005-2006 NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team
  NCAA (WCHA) Rookie of the Year
  U20 WJC Most Assists (10)
  U20 WJC Most Points (11)
2006-2007 NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy)
  NHL YoungStars Roster
2009-2010 Olympic Silver Medal
2010-2011 NHL All-Star Game
2011-2012 NHL All-Star Game
2013-2014 Olympic All-Star Team
  Olympic Best Forward
  Olympic Most Points (8)
2014-2015 NHL All-Star Game
2015-2016 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2016-2017 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2018-2019 NHL Most Game Winning Goals (10)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team 05/06
- NCAA (WCHA) Rookie of the Year 05/06
- NHL All-Star Game 10/11, 11/12, 14/15
- NHL Most Game Winning Goals 18/19
- NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy) 06/07
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 16/17, 15/16
- NHL YoungStars Roster 06/07
- Olympic All-Star Team 13/14
- Olympic Best Forward 13/14
- Olympic Most Points 13/14
- Olympic Silver Medal 09/10
- U18 WJC All-Star Team 04/05, 03/04
- U18 WJC Best Forward 04/05
- U18 WJC Best Plus/Minus 04/05
- U18 WJC Gold Medal 04/05
- U18 WJC Most Assists 04/05
- U18 WJC Most Goals 03/04, 04/05
- U18 WJC Most Points 04/05
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 03/04
- U20 WJC Most Assists 05/06
- U20 WJC Most Points 05/06



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2019-06-29 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Arizona Coyotes Traded 
2015-07-01 Confirmed Toronto Maple Leafs Pittsburgh Penguins Traded 
2013-10-01 Extension Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 8 years 
2009-09-19 Confirmed Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs Player rights, 5 year extension 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2003, round 4 #37 overall by Wisconsin Capitols in the USHL Entry Draft
- Drafted 2003, round 4 #62 overall by Saginaw Spirit in the OHL Priority Selection
 
 
Cult/Star player for Toronto Maple Leafs
Cult/Star player for USA
Cult/Star player for Univ. of Minnesota
Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins
 
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)