Phil Kessel

Vegas Golden Knights logo
Age 35 Oct 2, 1987
Madison USA
Right Wing shoots right
6'0" 183 cm
202 lbs 92 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2013
Agent Wade Arnott
Draft Year 2006
Drafted Overall 5
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Boston Bruins logo

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Transaction History
Dec 3, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Dec 2, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel produced a power-play assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nov 25, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Nov 17, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel had three shots on goal in his 1,000th consecutive game, a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.
Nov 12, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 11, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots and blocked two shots in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Nov 6, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched a power-play assist in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 4, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Oct 25, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored his 400th career goal in his 990th consecutive game, a 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged a power-play assist while playing in his 989th consecutive game, a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.
Oct 16, 2022 Vegas Golden Knights | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
May 10, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel was limited to eight goals but added 44 assists in 82 appearances this season.
Apr 28, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.
Apr 26, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 23, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Apr 21, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched two assists and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Apr 19, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Apr 14, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Apr 9, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched an assist, eight shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 4, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 30, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched two assists and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Mar 28, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged a power-play assist and went minus-2 in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Mar 20, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Mar 16, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel posted an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Mar 14, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged an assist and two PIM in Monday's 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Mar 10, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mar 10, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel (personal) is expected to return Thursday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, per Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan.
Mar 8, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel (personal) will not return to Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Mar 6, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged an assist, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Feb 19, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel provided an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 11, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 9, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 1, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Jan 29, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel produced a power-play assist and fired two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
Jan 19, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel provided an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Jan 18, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel logged an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Jan 15, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel added two PIM in a 5-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Jan 14, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered two assists in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Jan 6, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered two power-play assists and three shots on goal in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dec 29, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel dished out four assists in Tuesday' 8-7 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Dec 17, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Friday's 6-5 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Dec 10, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a power-play goal on a team-high six shots in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Dec 6, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded an assist in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Dec 3, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded an assist, three shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Friday's 7-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nov 30, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered an assist and fired two shots on net in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Nov 27, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Nov 24, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel produced an assist and fired four shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 20, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered an assist in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 18, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nov 16, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 6, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Oct 25, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel registered a goal on two shots Monday in a 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Oct 18, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded two assists and two shots on goal in Monday's 7-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Oct 15, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel posted an assist and went minus-2 in Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Oct 14, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel (foot) will play in Thursday's season opener versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Oct 6, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel (foot) was on the ice at practice Wednesday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Sep 22, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel suffered a foot injury that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
May 8, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored the game-winning goal and added a pair of assists in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks.
May 7, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 28, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots and went minus-2 in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 24, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 21, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded a power-play assist, five shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 14, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel tallied a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 12, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel managed a power-play assist and five shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Apr 9, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded three assists in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Apr 2, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Mar 27, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a hat trick and went plus-3 in Saturday's 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Mar 26, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a power-play goal on two shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Mar 23, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots and added a helper in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Mar 22, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded a power-play assist in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Mar 20, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Mar 14, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored his ninth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Mar 8, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Feb 26, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal and supplied an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Feb 24, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal and supplied an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Feb 22, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel posted an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Feb 20, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Feb 18, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 6, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Feb 2, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel collected two assists and four shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. He also had two PIM.
Jan 28, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel recorded a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Jan 20, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Jan 16, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored two goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Jan 14, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Phil Kessel | Kessel scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Jun 29, 2019 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Arizona Coyotes acquired Phil Kessel, Dane Birks, and 2021 fourth round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph
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Jul 1, 2015 Pittsburgh Penguins | Pittsburgh Penguins Acquired RW Phil Kessel, RW Tyler Biggs, D Tim Erixon and a conditional 2016 second-round draft pick ( Kasper Bjorkqvist) in 2016 NHL Draftfrom the Toronto Maple Leafs for RW Kasperi Kapanen, D Scott Harrington, C Nick Spaling, a conditional 2016 first-round draft pick (Sam Steel) and a 2016 third-round draft pick (James Greenway)
Oct 1, 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs | Signed RW Phil Kessel to an eight-year, $64 million contract.
Sep 24, 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs | NHL suspended RW Phil Kessel three preseason games for slashing Buffalo's John Scott during an exhibition game on September 22nd.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Phil Kessel
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights logo 27 5 6 11 -5 10
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2001-2002 Madison Capitols 14U AAA 14U AAA 86 176 110 286 0
2002-2003 Madison Capitols 18U AAA 18U AAA 71 113 45 158 26
2003-2004 USA U18 WJC-18 6 7 3 10 6
2003-2004 U.S. National U18 Team NAHL 30 21 12 33 18
2003-2004 USA U17 WHC-17 6 6 4 10 0
2003-2004 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 32 31 18 49 8
2004-2005 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 41 41 32 73 16
2004-2005 USA U18 WJC-18 6 9 7 16 2
2004-2005 USA U20 WJC-20 7 4 2 6 2
2004-2005 USNTDP Juniors NAHL 14 11 14 25 21
Draft Yr 2005-2006 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 39 18 33 51 28
Draft Yr 2005-2006 USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 10 11 2
Draft Yr 2005-2006 USA WC 7 1 1 2 2
2006-2007 Boston Bruins NHL 70 11 18 29 12
2006-2007 Providence Bruins AHL 2 1 0 1 2
2006-2007 USA WC 7 2 5 7 6
2007-2008 Boston Bruins NHL 82 19 18 37 28 1,014 47.62 51.19 3.89 53.72 3.05 0.71 1.60 Playoffs 4 3 1 4 0
2007-2008 USA WC 7 6 4 10 6
2008-2009 Boston Bruins NHL 70 36 24 60 16 915 65.79 50.25 -2.32 54.51 2.50 1.57 2.69 Playoffs 11 6 5 11 0
2009-2010 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 30 25 55 21 1,028 53.12 54.90 2.14 52.76 1.61 1.23 2.22
2009-2010 USA OG 6 1 1 2 0
2010-2011 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 32 32 64 24 1,211 43.93 47.95 2.66 45.61 -1.96 0.89 1.83
2011-2012 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 37 45 82 20 1,285 47.76 51.27 4.54 48.95 0.74 1.03 2.34
2012-2013 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 20 32 52 18 747 54.17 46.37 2.83 46.96 3.10 1.12 2.49 Playoffs 7 4 2 6 0
2013-2014 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 37 43 80 27 1,342 53.08 44.35 4.85 43.68 2.23 1.21 2.46
2013-2014 USA OG 6 5 3 8 4
2014-2015 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 25 36 61 30 1,150 39.42 43.52 -2.32 44.68 -0.77 0.73 1.57
2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 26 33 59 18 1,131 58.06 53.09 -3.07 54.08 1.55 1.01 1.96 Playoffs 24 10 12 22 0
2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 23 47 70 20 1,105 58.43 47.29 -6.65 47.69 -4.28 0.76 2.01 Playoffs 25 8 15 23 0
2017-2018 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 34 58 92 36 1,141 47.86 47.72 -6.39 50.36 -2.70 0.95 2.16 Playoffs 12 1 8 9 0
2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 27 55 82 28 1,133 54.17 50.47 -2.58 46.75 -4.16 0.79 2.28 Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0
2019-2020 Arizona Coyotes NHL 70 14 24 38 22 906 41.90 48.00 -0.80 49.80 1.90 0.33 1.13 Playoffs 9 1 3 4 0
2020-2021 Arizona Coyotes NHL 56 20 23 43 12 735 41.00 43.10 -6.80 46.30 -3.30 0.98 1.80
2021-2022 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82 8 44 52 40 1,073 41.00 43.50 0.80 44.30 0.50 0.28 1.85
2022-2023 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 27 5 6 11 10
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Active Contract

Signing Team Vegas Golden Knights logo
Signing Date August 24, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Wade Arnott
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,500,000 1.82% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $1,500,000
UFA
AAV $1,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,500,000
Minors Salary $1,500,000
Clauses M-NTC
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Buy It Out
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Contract History

Signing Team Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Signing Date October 1, 2013
Signing Status UFA
Agent Wade Arnott
Standard Contract | 8 Years $64,000,000 11.59% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
UFA
AAV $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,500,000 $6,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Signing Bonuses $4,500,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Total Salary $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Minors Salary $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Clauses M-NTC
NMC
M-NTC
NMC
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NMC
M-NTC
NMC
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NMC
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UFA Year
* Retained 15% of contract was retained by Toronto Maple Leafs in trade to Pittsburgh Penguins
Signing Team Toronto Maple Leafs logo
Signing Date September 18, 2009
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 5 Years $27,000,000 9.51% of cap space
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
Cap Hit $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
UFA
AAV $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 $5,400,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $5,100,000 $5,400,000
Signing Bonuses $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,100,000 $5,400,000
Minors Salary $4,500,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $5,100,000 $5,400,000
Clauses M-NTC
NMC
UFA Year
Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date August 17, 2006
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $6,600,000 1.93% of cap space
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Cap Hit $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
RFA
AAV $2,200,000 $2,200,000 $2,200,000
Performance Bonuses $1,350,000 $1,350,000 $1,350,000
Base Salary $765,000 $765,000 $765,000
Signing Bonuses $85,000 $85,000 $85,000
Total Salary $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Minors Salary $62,500 $62,500 $62,500
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