Metropolitan Division RANK: 2
Record: 11-7-4 NHL rank: 6

Phil Kessel

#81 • RW
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 202 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 11 years
  • Birthdate: Oct 2, 1987
  • Birthplace: Madison, WI
  • Drafted: Drafted by Boston in 2006 (1/5).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Toronto in 2015.
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 21 8 16 24 2 22 2 0 2 17:52 81 1.14
On Pace 82 31 62 93 8 86 8 0 8 17:52 316 1.13
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 are not great. Is somewhat of a high-maintenance superstar whose shy disposition does not mix very well with the media.
Career Potential:
Elite, high-maintenance winger.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2016-17 (Pittsburgh), 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 2014-15, 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