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81 Phil Kessel RW

Pittsburgh Penguins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%82%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
345892-43618:03
Latest News
  • Penguins' Phil Kessel: Fought through injuries all season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/9/18) Kessel was dealing with a variety of injuries -- none of which will require surgery -- through the entire 2017-18 campaign.

    Despite being injured throughout the year, Kessel never missed a single game -- although he was a game-time decision a handful of times. The Madison, Wisconsin native's ironman streak extends all the way back to 2009-10 as to when he last sat out a contest. Even with the bumps and bruises, the winger set career highs in assists (58), points (92) and power-play points (42). Coach Mike Sullivan went on to say, "It was nothing significant," when pressed for more details regarding the nature of Kessel's injury, per Josh Yohe of The Athletic Pittsburgh. As such, the All-Star sniper should be ready to go for 2018-19.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Can't find back of net

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/8/18) Kessel's postseason came to a close Monday against Washington in the midst of a eight-game goal drought.

    Kessel -- who is known for his ability to snipe pucks into the twine -- failed to register a single goal in Pittsburgh's second-round matchup. Perhaps more concerning for fans and fantasy owners alike is the fact the winger managed just nine shots during those six contests. The Madison, Wisconsin native's ironman streak remains intact, as he hasn't missed a regular-season game since the 2009-10 campaign, when he was with Toronto. The 29-year-old set career highs in both assists (58) and points (92), along with an impressive 13.0 shooting percentage. While some will continue to question his work ethic, there is no doubt that Kessel can produce on the ice, which means fantasy owners can likely expect another high-scoring 2018-19 season.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: On playmaking roll

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/5/18) Kessel picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-3, Game 5 loss to Washington.

    Kessel is on a playmaking roll right now -- he has four assists in his last three games and nine points, including eight helpers, in 11 games this postseason. But unfortunately, Kessel was also the guy who had the puck stripped from him late in the third with his own net empty. And that empty net snipe sealed the Pens' fate. Kessel was minus-4 Saturday in a poor defensive effort. He'd better tidy that up fast or the Pens' postseason could end sooner than he'd like.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Tallies helper Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/4/18) Kessel picked up an assist in Thursday's Game 4 victory over Washington.

    Kessel now has power-play helpers in back-to-back games, but remains bogged down in a five-game goal drought. The fact that the winger has yet to find a way to beat Caps netminder Braden Holtby should be a concern for fans and fantasy owners alike. If the Madison, Wisconsin native can rediscover his scoring touch, Pittsburgh may be destined for a third consecutive Stanley Cup.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Garners assist

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/2/18) Kessel snagged a helper in Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Capitals.

    While an assist is better than nothing, the fact that Kessel is bogged down in a five-game goalless streak doesn't bode well for the Penguins, who will need significantly more production out of the Madison, Wisconsin native. With Evgeni Malkin healthy, it might be time for coach Mike Sullivan to consider reuniting the two All-Star talents.

 
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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
914330411741-67901550446615
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
304210.816712:15199082970:0557:0927021125
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Boston43141100012
2008-09Boston1165117000000
2012-13Toronto74263102002
2015-16Pittsburgh241012225500000
2016-17Pittsburgh258152312502005
2017-18Pittsburgh12189-5000011
833243752312040210
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
26412.11441:301864287:292:1716008
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/202
Birthdate:
10/2/1987
Age:
30
Hometown:
Madison, WI
Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2006-07: Masterton-Perserverance