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Pittsburgh Penguins Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Phil Kessel • #81 • RW
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'0", 202 lbs.
Born:Oct 2, 1987 (31 yrs) in Madison, WI
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2006 (1/5).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Toronto in 2015.
Shoots:R
2018-19 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 32 14 21 35 -6 16 5 0 3 18:33 93 1.09
On Pace 82 36 54 90 -15 41 13 0 8 18:33 238 1.10
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Scouting Report
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.
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
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