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81 Phil Kessel RW

Pittsburgh Penguins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%96%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
23477032017:05
Latest News
  • Penguins' Phil Kessel: Snipes in Game 5 victory

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/9/17) Kessel scored his first goal of the Stanley Cup Finals and added two assists in Thursday's Game 5 win over Nashville.

    It was a perfect shot from Kessel, who hadn't scored since Game 5 against the Senators. While he hadn't been finding twine, Kessel has been a threat all postseason, racking up 23 points in 24 games. The sniper has actually surpassed his output from last season's Cup-winning run, and he and Evgeni Malkin have often been flat-out dominant. The Penguins are one win away from another Stanley Cup thanks in no small part to Kessel playing a key role once again.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Up to 20 postseason points

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/1/17) Kessel registered an assist during Wednesday's Game 2 win over Nashville to reach the 20-point mark for the second consecutive postseason.

    The winger has cooled off a bit with just two goals and seven points through his past 11 games, but Kessel is now up to 30 tallies and 33 helpers over 67 career playoff games. Registering 20 playoff points in consecutive seasons is quite an impressive feat; Kessel often flies under the radar with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin garnering more attention and headlines, but No. 81 remains an integral part of Pittsburgh's attack.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Dishes on team's only goal Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/18/17) Kessel contributed a primary assist on the power play in Wednesday's Game 3 loss to the Senators.

    Phil the Thrill had his shot deflected into the cage by Sidney Crosby, but it was a third-period setup and hardly a consolation for his team taking a 5-1 loss on the road. Still, Kessel's garnered points in back-to-back games, remaining a reliable contributor for fantasy players still contending in playoff pools.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Scores winning goal in Game 2

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/15/17) Kessel scored the winning goal on his only shot on net during Monday's Game 2 win over Ottawa.

    Offensive momentum was building for Kessel, as he had seven shots through his past two games without marking the scoresheet in either outing. However, it didn't look promising for the majority of Monday's game. Kessel was visibly frustrated on multiple occasions through the first two periods, and he failed to make much of an impact. His third-period goal was enough to secure the 1-0 win, though, and Kessel is now up to six goals and 14 points through 14 postseason games.

    Penguins' Phil Kessel: Nets fifth goal of playoffs

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/6/17) Kessel scored his fifth goal of the playoffs Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals.

    Phil the Thrill has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 10 postseason games. If we had any quibble with his performance, it would be with his shot total. Kessel was quiet Saturday with just a single shot; he had just two the game before. But like so many other offensive players, Kessel is more productive when he takes more shots. Nine of Phil's points this postseason have come when he fired four or more shots (five games).

 
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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
832296353649-63781490440602
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
278110.615180:00180852660:3455:0023420112
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Boston43141100012
2008-09Boston1165117000000
2012-13Toronto74263102002
2015-16Pittsburgh241012225500000
2016-17Pittsburgh258152312502005
71313566281204019
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
24612.61228:501608233:352:0314007
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/202
Birthdate:
10/2/1987
Age:
29
Hometown:
Madison, WI, USA
Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
School:
Minnesota
NHL Experience:
11
Awards:

2006-07: Masterton-Perserverance