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Phil Kessel • #81 • RW
Status:Unrestricted free agent
Ht/Wt:6'0", 202 lbs.
Born:Oct 2, 1987 (34 yrs) in Madison, WI
Experience:15 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2006 (1/5).
Shoots:R
2021-22 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 8 44 52 -24 40 2 0 0 16:41 175 0.63
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Scouting Report
A perennial 30-goal scorer, he is not the offensive force in his 30s that he was in his 20s, but can still be productive. Has one of the NHL's quickest releases, as well as excellent speed and top-level offensive instincts. Is a very underrated playmaker who has a knack for finding teammates in good scoring position. Will occasionally get himself in trouble by stickhandling too much, and his play without the puck has never been great.
Long Range Potential: Veteran offense-first 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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