Phil Kessel#81 • RW
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 6'0
- Weight: 202 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 13 years
- Birthdate: Oct 2, 1987 (31 years)
- Birthplace: Madison, WI
- Drafted: Drafted by Boston in 2006 (1/5).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh in 2019.
|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. 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.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Elite, high-maintenance winger.|
|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|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2010 (USA)|
|Olympic||Olympic Tournament All-Star Team||2014|