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Phil Kessel

27-Year-Old Right Wing – Toronto Maple Leafs

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kessel is a polarizing guy -- some fans love him while others say you can't build a team around him, either on the ice or in fantasy. We beg to differ, particularly in the fantasy arena. Phil the Thrill is one of the most consistent, elite players in the NHL. He has notched ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 10/2/1987   BORN: Madison, Wisconsin   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kessel officially signed an eight-year, $64 million extension with the Maple Leafs in October of 2013.

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Kessel scored two goals, added an assist and finished plus-3 in a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday night.

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Phil Kessel NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 18 70 11 18 29 -12 12 170 6.5 0 0 1 0 1
2007-08 19 82 19 18 37 -6 28 213 8.9 3 0 5 0 5
2008-09 20 70 36 24 60 23 16 232 15.5 6 0 16:33 8 7 15 2:23 6 16
2009-10 21 70 30 25 55 -8 21 297 10.1 5 0 19:33 8 8 16 3:52 13 13
2010-11 22 NHL TOR 82 32 32 64 -20 24 325 9.8 6 1 19:39 12 11 23 3:45 11 22
2011-12 23 NHL TOR 82 37 45 82 -10 20 295 12.5 6 0 20:03 10 13 23 3:21 12 21
2012-13 24 NHL TOR 48 20 32 52 -3 18 161 12.4 4 0 19:49 6 15 21 3:47 16 23
2013-14 25 NHL TOR 82 37 43 80 -5 27 305 12.1 6 0 20:40 8 12 20 3:08 25 30
2014-15 26 NHL TOR 7 4 4 8 -1 6 22 18.2 1 0 19:24 1 1 2 3:53 1 4
2014-15 Proj 26 NHL TOR 82 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Phil Kessel

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Phil Kessel was on the ice for 19:24.

3:53

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Phil Kessel was on the ice for 3:53 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 19:49 3:47
2013-14 20:40 3:08
2014-15 19:24 3:53

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Phil Kessel 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 at NYI 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 1 17:01 4:07
Oct 18 at DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 24:09 3:59
Oct 17 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:08 2:21
Oct 14 COL 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 21:01 6:09
Oct 12 at NYR 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 33.3 0 2 19:08 3:04
Oct 11 PIT 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:51 4:31
Oct 8 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:31 3:03

Phil Kessel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kessel scored the game-winning goal Tuesday on an solo rush in overtime to lift the Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Avalanche.

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Kessel had a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

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Kessel (undisclosed) played more than 20 minutes Wednesday against Montreal. He finished with a minus-2 rating and attempted two shots on goal.

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Kessel (undisclosed) practiced with the team Monday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Kessel (lower body) left practice early on Saturday, a day after sitting out the team's last preseason match, reports TSN.ca. "He's got a sore body part," was the explanation given Friday by head coach Randy Carlyle.

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Kessel (lower body) will not play in Friday's preseason finale, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.

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Kessel left Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

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Kessel finished the season with 80 points, including 37 goals, in 82 games.

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Kessel scored his first goal in six games in Saturday's loss to Winnipeg. The goal was his 37th of the season.

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Kessel's two assists Thursday against Boston were his first points in four games. He has just six points in his last 12 games.

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Kessel will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Flames, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.

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Kessel picked up an assist Tuesday in a loss to the Blues. He now has a point in each of his last four games.

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2014-15

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2013-14

What's next for Phil the Thrill? He finished 2012-13 in seventh place in NHL scoring with 52 points in 42 games and he showed off a selfless playmaking ability (32 assists) that few ever thought possible. And he has picked up an impressive 134 points in 130 games over the last two seasons. He turns 26 at the start of the season and his best is yet to come. Expect at least 30 goals and a point per game in 2013-14 ... and maybe even a little bit more. He'll be motivated by the thought of a beefy new contract next offseason, so he might even crack the league's top-five scorers.

2012-13

Another season, another center -- that's the life and times of Phil Kessel. But, honestly -- will that matter? Kessel finished sixth in NHL scoring last season with 82 points and his 37 goals tied for sixth while Tyler Bozak, a guy who's better suited to the third line, was dishing him the puck. Kessel demonstrated tremendous growth in his game last year -- he showed up on the backcheck (go figure) and shed the inconsistent label, as his longest point drought was a whopping three games. He's arguably the NHL's best right winger and that's without a top pivot. So who knows what might be possible with big (and talented) James van Riemsdyk setting him up. He'll be a top-five scorer regardless. Snap him up early.

2011-12

General manager Brian Burke finally has a top-line center in Tim Connolly to feed Kessel the puck. So does that mean this explosive sniper finally hits 40 goals? There are no guarantees in life but we like the odds if both he and Connolly can stay healthy. Cripes, Kessel proved he can often single-handedly carry his line and produce on his own. He even showed a maturity in his game with fewer droughts later in the season. He even amped things up in the last third of the season, potting 28 points in his last 26 games. Connolly will help Phil the Thrill improve his power-play production significantly so bid early -- right wing is a fantasy vacuum and this guy could easily be one of the top three goal scorers at his position.

2010-11

Number 81 can flat-out fly. And unlike most other NHLers, he can snipe at top speed. Ahhhh, that wrist shot is one of the best of this generation. His skills are supreme but is he a point-per-game player? Probably not. He's not the kind of guy who can carry his NHL team -- he needs a strong supporting cast (and that's not something he has yet in Toronto). But he will bring your fantasy squad 35 to 40 goals and 65 points this year. Just be cautious in head-to-head leagues -- his production comes in fits and spurts.

2009-10

Kessel, who is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery that may keep him out of action until mid-November, remains an unsigned restricted free agent. With a trade or offer sheet from another team looking increasingly unlikely, the gifted sniper should be back in a Boston uniform this season. Just 21 years old, Kessel is blessed with electric speed, shiftiness, and a quick shooting release, traits that helped him notch a team-high 36 goals in 70 games last season. Critics say that he shies away from contact and can be smothered by tight checking, but young players with 50-goal potential don't grow on trees, so hes a player the Bruins are going to try their best to bring him back, even though they are tight against the salary cap at press time.

2008-09

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Kessel is just 20 years old, but he already has 152 regular season games under his belt and the hope is that his strength and all-around game eventually catch up to his world-class upside on offense. One great sign is that in the playoffs, he showed some mental toughness when he bounced back from three straight scratches with a bang, netting three goals in his next two games, rather than getting down on himself. He's still a work in progress and consistency will be an issue, but those in keeper leagues should note that Kessel has 30- or 40-goal potential once he matures.

2007-08

Kessel would have cracked the 30-point mark last year, his rookie season, if not for the 11 games he missed after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer in December. If he can stick on one of the Bruins' top two scoring lines, he should easily finish the year in the 50-60 point range.

2006-07

Kessel is an 18 years old stud but really, how many kids that age can be fantasy frontliners in their first season? In a standard, 12-team league, you should really only carry guys who are guaranteed to score at least 60 points this coming year. Don't get us wrong -- Kessel is going to be a fantastic player. But to expect a ruddy-faced teenager to not only put up the points but also do so with consistency is just asking for trouble. But if you're in a keeper league, you need to take a different kind of look at Kessel who will be the cornerstone for any fantasy franchise in a few very short years.

2005-06

Kessel is, in a word, electric. This kid hits top speed in just a couple of strides and can go end-to-end in seconds. His on-ice vision is superb, too good perhaps for his collegiate teammates who simply weren't ready for his rocket passes in 2006-07. Sure, his stock slipped a little in his draft year, but this kid will be an impact offensive player in the NHL in a couple short years. Think a combo of Brett Hull and Pat Lafontaine -- yes, he's that good.

2004-05