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Pittsburgh Penguins Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Phil Kessel • #81 • RW
3 pts in last 2 GP
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'0", 202 lbs.
Born:Oct 2, 1987 (29 yrs) in Madison, WI
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2006 (1/5).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Toronto in 2015.
Shoots:R
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 46 14 31 45 0 12 5 0 3 17:52 131 0.98
On Pace 82 25 55 80 0 21 9 0 5 17:52 234 0.98
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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 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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