Metropolitan Division RANK: 2
Record: 50-21-6 NHL rank: 2

Phil Kessel

#81 • RW
  • Status: On roster
  • 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.
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 23 47 70 3 20 8 0 4 17:56 229 0.85
Playoffs 19 7 12 19 11 0 5 0 2 17:57 56 1.00
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 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