Ht/Wt 6’0’’, 202 lbs
Shoots R
Experience 17 years
Debut Oct 6, 2006
Born Oct 2, 1987 (36 yrs) Madison, Wisconsin
Drafted from Minnesota (WCHA)
Transactions & Injuries
Date Description
2022-08-24 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vegas Golden Knights to a one-year contract.
2019-06-29 Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins The Arizona Coyotes acquired winger Phil Kessel, defenseman Dane Birks and a fourth-round draft pick in 2021 from the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph.
2015-07-01 Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired winger Phil Kessel, defenseman Tim Erixon, forward Tyler Biggs and a conditional second-round draft pick in 2016 from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Nick Spaling, winger Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington, a conditional first-round draft pick in 2016 (lottery protected) and third-round draft pick in 2016.
2013-10-01 Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to an eight-year contract extension.
2009-11-03 Missed 12 games (shoulder surgery).
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup Stanley Cup 2016-17 (Pittsburgh), 2015-16 (Pittsburgh)
NHL Bill Masterton Trophy Perseverance 2006-07
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2006-07
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2014-15, 2011-12, 2010-11
WCHA Rookie of the Year Rookie of the Year 2005-06
WCHA All-Rookie Team All-Rookie Team 2005-06
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal Olympic Silver Medal 2010 (USA)
Olympic Olympic Tournament All-Star Team Olympic Tournament All-Star Team 2014
Olympic Best Forward selected by the tournament directorate 2014