Metropolitan Division RANK: 2
Record: 48-26-6 NHL rank: 4

Phil Kessel 81

RW
  • Status: Off season
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 202 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 10 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.
Season stats
  • Team Penguins
  • GP 82
  • G 26
  • A 33
  • Pts 59
  • +/- 9
  • PIM 18
  • PPG 4
  • SHG 0
  • GWG 5
  • TOI 18:22
  • S 274
  • PtsPG 0.72

2015-16 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