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Phil Kessel | Winger | #81

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (5) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Phil Kessel scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime win against Winnipeg.
Kessel has found the back of the net for four straight games. He's up to 21 goals and 55 points in 56 games this season. Feb 17 - 5:40 AM

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Phil Kessel found the back of the net in a 4-0 win over Vancouver Tuesday night.

Kessel has scored a goal in each of his last three games. He has 20 goals and 54 points in 55 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 15 - 5:51 AM

Phil Kessel scored and picked up an assist in the Penguins 4-1 win over Colorado on Thursday.

Kessel is up to 18 goals and 52 points now in 53 games. Considering he only ha 59 points in 82 games last season, he on pretty good run. He's on pace to match his career-best season of 82 points he had back in '13-14 as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matt Cullen picked up three assists in the win and Patric Hornqvist had two goals.
Feb 10 - 12:32 AM

Phil Kessel scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kessel picked up the first goal of the game at the 13:37 mark if the first period, he registered an assist on Nick Bonino's goal in the second frame and he scored the game-winner in overtime. Kessel finished the game with a plus-2 rating and five shots on goal in 19:34 of ice time. He's up to 17 goals and 50 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 3 - 10:18 PM

Phil Kessel scored a goal in the Penguins' 4-3 loss to Boston on Thursday.

Kessel has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. That gives him 15 goals and 46 points in 48 contests this season.
Jan 27 - 11:01 AM

Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kessel assisted on Carl Hagelin's goal early in the second period that made it 2-0 at the time and he scored one of his own just over 10 minutes later. Kessel now has 14 goals and 44 points in 45 games this season. Bryan Rust, Conor Sheary, Evgeni Malkin and Justin Schultz all had multi-point efforts in the blowout win.
Jan 20 - 10:05 PM

Phil Kessel is on a six-game point streak.

Kessel assisted on both of the Penguins' goals in a 5-2 loss to Washington on Wednesday. He has 13 goals and 41 points in 40 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 12 - 11:36 AM

Phil Kessel found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 7-0 win over Arizona on Monday.

Kessel has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He has 10 goals and 31 points in 29 contests in 2016-17.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Phil Kessel had three assists on Saturday.

It was his second three point night in three games as the talented winger is now up to 30 points, including nine goals, in 28 games. The Penguins have a lot of offensive weapons, including Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Kessel just adds to the arsenal. He is a must start.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Phil Kessel has been playing on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin of late.

Kessel has eight goals this season with four finding the back of the net in the last six games. He played a lot last season with Malkin but the chemistry was not there. Thus far this season, the story has been different and Kessel is starting to shoot more. "I thought he was on the puck," coach Mike Sullivan said of Kessel, who picked up his first multi-goal game of the season. "He’s a threat. He’s got such a great shot. Whether it’s off the rush, underneath the hashmarks as part of the cycle game. I thought he did a better job of tonight of participating in that aspect of the game. We preach to this team all the time that we have to be a team that can generate offense different ways."
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:57:00 AM

Phil Kessel scored twice, including the game-winning goal at the 10:54 mark of the third period, as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Saturday night.

Kessel’s goal was part of four unanswered in the third period as the Penguins entered the period with a 3-1 deficit. Kessel also scored the first Penguins goal in the second period. Carl Hagelin had assists on both markers.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 09:50:00 PM

Stanley Cup champion Phil Kessel notched his 600th career point during Friday's 6-2 loss to the Wild.

The point, a goal, gives him points in four of his last five games with seven overall in that span. For the season, he's now up to six goals and 21 points in 21 games. Kessel continues to rank 38th all-time in points by an American with 15 points to go before catching Chris Drury. Kessel ranks fifth however among active Americans, 22 behind Jason Pominville.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 09:13:00 PM

Phil Kessel picked up a pair of assists Monday.

Kessel played alongside Evgeni Malkin and rookie Jake Guentzel who scored twice in his NHL debut. Kessel has only four goals in 19 games this season but has been more than contributing as he has 14 helpers. He is a must start and should start scoring soon.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 08:59:00 AM

Phil Kessel scored a goal in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Kessel got the Penguins on the board with 3:32 remaining in the game and his team trailing 6-0 at the time. The Pens forward has four goals and 10 assists in 16 games this season. Kessel's picked up four points in his last four games.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Phil Kessel scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

Two of Kessel's three points came on the power play, as he helped set up Patric Hornqvist's first period goal on the man-advantage and he added one of his own in the third period. Kessel also had the primary assist on Evgeni Malkin's go-ahead goal in the final frame. Kessel has now picked up at least one point in back-to-back games and three of his last four. The Pens winger has three goals and seven points in eight games in 2016-17.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 09:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Steven Oleksy
7Brian Dumoulin
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury