Metropolitan Division RANK: 2
Record: 50-21-6 NHL rank: 2
Phil Kessel#81 • RW
- Status: In training camp
- 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.
2016-17 Season Stats
|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.|
|Elite, high-maintenance winger.|
Career Honors & Awards
|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|