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81 Phil Kessel RW

Pittsburgh Penguins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%93%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
275582-192817:05
Latest News
  • Penguins' Phil Kessel: Likely staying in Pittsburgh

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/11/19) Kessel appears to be off the trade block after nixing a trade to Minnesota, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports. According to general manager Jim Rutherford, "I expect Kessel will probably play for Pittsburgh next season"

    Rutherford went on to say, "First of all, he's a good player. He's been a good player for us. It's not as if we have to trade him." Good might be a bit of an understatement regarding a player who has racked up 303 points in 328 games for the Penguins, along with another 20 goals and 36 assists in 65 postseason contests that includes two Stanley Cup championships. The problem for the club is Kessel's limited no-trade clause that allows him to name eight teams he could be traded to, which is what the winger used to block the move to Minnesota. With the 31-year-old still in the squad, Pittsburgh's No. 1 power play should continue to pose problems for the rest of the league and he remains capable of hitting the 80-point mark and beyond.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Subject of trade talks

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/23/19) According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, it's a matter matter of "when" not "if" Kessel will be traded by the Penguins.

    According to LeBrun, Minnesota has emerged as a frontrunner to land Kessel early on, but the American winger would need to waive his no-trade clause in order for that deal to come to fruition. It was clear that the Penguins would likely be looking to shake up their roster after being swept by the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs this year, but it's still a little surprising to see them so eager to move a player that just racked up 27 goals and 82 points in 82 contests.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Days in Pittsburgh may be over

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/17/19) Kessel may have played his last game with the Penguins, reports Rob Rossi of The Athletic.

    Changes need to be made in Pittsburgh and Sid the Kid and Evgeni Malkin are likely the only untouchables. Matt Murray and Jake Guentzel might be, too. Kessel won two Cups with the flightless birds, scoring 18 goals and 45 points in 49 games those two years. But the last two playoff years, he has managed just 11 points in 15 games. And just two of those were goals. Kessel's contract allows him to submit a list of eight teams where he could be traded. At $8 million a year and 31 years of age, Kessel could be hard to move. But Arizona could be an option because of the Rick Tocchet connection. He's durable and has notched 110 goals and 303 points in 328 regular-season games with the Pens. This offseason should be very interesting.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Strong effort in Game 1

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/11/19) Kessel scored a goal at even strength and added a power-play assist during Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 1 of their first-round series.

    He opened the scoring for the Pens early in the first period, then set up Evgeni Malkin in the second to tie the score at 2-2. Kessel has thrived in the postseason spotlight in his career, racking up 33 goals and 77 points in 84 games, and the 31-year-old is off to another quick start in this series.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Better than a point per game

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/4/19) Kessel scored two goals and added an assist Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings.

    One of the goals came at even strength; the rest of the points were on the power play. Kessel has 82 points in 81 games. Last season's 92 points were an outlier. This season's 82 points align with Kessel's best prior to last year. He should be a solid playoff performer for those in postseason pools.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07Boston70111829-121000152221
2007-08Boston82191837-65030138188
2008-09Boston703624602380604245
2009-10Toronto70302555-880505963
2010-11Toronto82323264-20121602435
2011-12Toronto82374582-1010060919
2012-13Toronto48203252-3604053
2013-14Toronto82374380-58060212
2014-15Toronto82253661-34804023
2015-16Pittsburgh822633599405023
2016-17Pittsburgh8223477038040510
2017-18Pittsburgh82345892-412060613
2018-19Pittsburgh82275582-1912010045
996357466823-861021650450620
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07Boston1706.5984:191292169:265:3412006
2007-08Boston2138.91248:551586173:395:35280014
2008-09Boston23215.51158:161354166:4116:0516008
2009-10Toronto29710.11368:101516270:352:5121108
2010-11Toronto3259.81611:001826307:369:35240012
2011-12Toronto29512.51644:311874274:137:18200010
2012-13Toronto16112.4950:531149159:111:2618009
2013-14Toronto30512.11694:382009257:092:23271011
2014-15Toronto2808.91541:031796302:550:53300015
2015-16Pittsburgh2749.51507:161886288:082:1318009
2016-17Pittsburgh22910.01470:591797291:011:07200010
2017-18Pittsburgh26113.01532:151823309:312:09360113
2018-19Pittsburgh21512.61474:131786264:570:12280013
325711.018186:28216943235:0257:2129821138
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Boston43141100012
2008-09Boston1165117000000
2012-13Toronto74263102002
2015-16Pittsburgh241012225500000
2016-17Pittsburgh258152312502005
2017-18Pittsburgh12189-5000011
2018-19Pittsburgh4112-1000000
873344772212040210
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Boston1323.158:037511:170:002001
2008-09Boston3815.8176:0621726:351:014002
2012-13Toronto2913.8129:2017622:320:002001
2015-16Pittsburgh9810.2426:4756086:430:014002
2016-17Pittsburgh6811.8438:3458086:281:012001
2017-18Pittsburgh185.6212:4025653:540:142001
2018-19Pittsburgh147.173:539114:020:482001
27811.91515:231955301:313:0518009
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/202
Birthdate:
10/2/1987
Age:
31
Hometown:
Madison, WI
Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2006-07: Masterton-Perserverance