Pittsburgh Penguins

 
Phil Kessel
current status: Off season
Birth Date:October 2, 1987 (28 years old)
Place of Birth:Madison, WI
Shoots:R
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2006 (1/5).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Toronto in 2015.
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 26 33 59 9 18 4 0 5 18:22 274 0.72
Playoffs 24 10 12 22 5 4 5 0 0 17:46 98 0.92
Scouting Report
Assets: Has one of the quickest releases of any scorer in the game. Owns quick feet, explosive skating ability and a howitzer of a shot. A pure goal-scorer, he's elusive and can dangle really well. Also displays an underrated ability to distribute the puck and create plays for linemates.
Flaws: At times, he can fall into stickhandling trances, overplaying the puck and forcing plays. Overall, his play without the puck and defensive ability aren't great. Is somewhat of a high-maintenance superstar whose shy disposition doesn't mix very well with the media.
Career Potential: Elite, high-maintenance sniper.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2015-16 (Pittsburgh)
NHL Bill Masterton Trophy 2006-07
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2006-07
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2011-12, 2010-11
WCHA Rookie of the Year 2005-06
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2005-06
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2010 (USA)
Olympic Olympic Tournament All-Star Team 2014
Olympic Best Forward 2014

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