Phil Kessel

#81 RW / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 202 lb Age: 31 College: None

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  • Penguins' Phil Kessel: Midseason form already
    By RotoWire Staff

    Kessel recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal. Kessel now has four goals and seven points in four games this season. He looks to be in mid-season form already.

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  • Penguins' Phil Kessel: Nets hat trick Thursday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Kessel scored three goals to go with a plus-3 rating and four shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights. Kessel failed to light the lamp in his first two appearances of the season, but he made up for that and more with a hat trick by the end of the second period. He's playing above a point-per-game pace with three goals and two assists through three contests, and the veteran forward is more than capable of sustaining such a pace after finishing with 92 points in 82 games last season.

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  • Kessel registered two assists, a power-play point and two shots during Thursday's 7-6 overtime win against the Capitals. Kessel helped open and close the scoring for the Penguins and is clicking on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin. The fifth overall pick from the 2006 NHL Entry Draft has a chance to eclipse last year's career high of 92 points if he can ride shotgun to Malkin and cash in on the top power-play unit, so keep him in your lineup regularly.

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  • Kessel scored a pair of goals in the Penguins' 5-1 preseason victory over the Sabres on Wednesday. It was a tumultuous offseason for Kessel, who was rumored to be on the trading block because of a developing rift with coach Mike Sullivan. But Sullivan denied those reports in June, and Kessel remained in Pittsburgh. In 2017-18, he experienced his best regular season with the Penguins, posting 34 goals and a career-high 92 points. All drama aside, Kessel remains a potent fantasy producer.

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  • Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has denied an alleged rift with Kessel that has been publicly simmering for the last six weeks. Reports surfaced in early May that Kessel was unhappy he wasn't given enough ice time on Evgeni Malkin's line. Then just before the NHL Entry Draft, another report suggested Kessel wasn't opposed to getting traded to another club. The Coyotes were named as a desirable destination. While he and Kessel have disagreed from time to time, Sullivan was quick to say, "A lot of what's been written ... has been false. I know where my relationship is with Phil, and I certainly have a comfort level with it. I think Phil does, too." Kessel posted a career-best 92-point effort this past year and has won two Cups. But this isn't the first time that attitudinal issues have surfaced about the shy, but intense sniper.

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1 David Pastrnak RW | BOS 8
2 Kyle Palmieri RW | NJ 7
3 Alex Ovechkin LW | WAS 6
3 Alex DeBrincat LW | CHI 6
5 Gabriel Landeskog LW | COL 5
8 Phil Kessel RW | PIT 4

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
10/18
W 3-0 0 0 0 1 2 16:88 0
10/16
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L 3-2 0 1 1 1 3 18:97 0
10/13
L 4-3 1 1 2 1 2 15:82 0
10/11
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W 4-2 3 0 3 3 4 15:33 0
10/06
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L 5-1 0 0 0 -2 1 14:68 0
10/04
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W 7-6 0 2 2 0 2 21:60 0.5

Upcoming Games

dateOpptime
10/23
9:00 PM
10/25
9:00 PM
10/27
10:00 PM
10/30
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7:00 PM
11/01
7:00 PM
11/03
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7:00 PM
11/05
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8:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2018 6 4 4 8 4 1 0 1 0 0 0.5
2017 82 34 58 92 -4 12 0 6 6 13 9
2016 82 23 47 70 3 8 3 4 5 10 5
2015 82 26 33 59 9 4 1 5 2 3 4.5
2014 82 25 36 61 -34 8 0 4 2 3 7.5
2013 82 37 43 80 -5 8 0 6 2 12 6.7
2012 48 20 32 52 -3 6 0 4 5 3 4.5
2011 82 37 45 82 -10 10 1 6 9 19 5
2010 82 32 32 64 -20 12 1 6 24 35 6
2009 70 30 25 55 -8 8 3 5 59 63 5.2
2008 70 36 24 60 23 8 1 6 42 45 4
2007 82 19 18 37 -6 5 5 3 138 188 7
2006 70 11 18 29 -12 1 4 0 152 221 3
3 Year Avg 82 28 46 74 3 8 1 5 4 9 6.2
Career 920 334 415 749 -63 91 19 56 446 615

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