Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philip Kessel
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PhilKessel
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 202
BIRTHDATE: 10/02/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Madison, WI, USA
DRAFTED: BOS: 2006-5 overall
AWARDS:
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1)

2009 Playoffs:
- Scored his first two goals of this series on May 10 in game five ... It was his second multiple-goal and third multiple-point game of these playoffs.
- Had his five-game point streak stopped on May 3 in game two of this series with 4-4=8 totals in that span, including two assists on May 1 vs. Carolina in game one.
- Had points in each of the four games of the CQF series vs. Montreal with 4-2=6 totals in that series.
- Has three multiple-point games, including a career-high 2-1=3 effort on Apr. 16.
- Is in his third NHL season and this is his second playoff.

2008-09 Regular Season:
- Set career season-highs in all categories with 36-24=60 totals ... His 36 goals were the most by a Bruin since 2002-03 (Glen Murray, 44; Joe Thornton, 36) ... Had 14 multiple-point games including his second career hat trick scored Apr. 12 at NY Islanders ... Ended his iron-man streak at 167 games when he missed the Jan. 13 game vs. Montreal with mononucleosis ... Had a career-best 18-game point streak with 14-14=28 totals from Nov. 13-Dec. 21, the longest such streak overall this season in the NHL, the longest point streak by a Bruin since Adam Oates recorded points in 20 straight games in 1997 and the fifth-longest streak in team history (trailing 22 (Bronco Horvath), 21 (Adam Oates), 20 (Adam Oates) and 19-game (Ray Bourque, (1987-88) streaks ... It also tied him with Ed Olczyk for the longest point streak by a U.S.-born player in NHL history ... Had a six-game goal streak from Nov. 26-Dec. 8with seven goals in that stretch ... It was the longest such streak by a Bruin since Glen Murray's six straight in 2004 ... Was named the NHL's "First Star" for the week of Dec. 8-14 and the "Third Star" for the week of April 6-12.
Has a 4/7 record in NHL shootouts, including four deciding goals...2006-07: Played his first NHL season...Had seven multiple-point games, all two-point efforts...Had points in consecutive games on four occasions - Oct. 21-26 (0-2=2 totals), Nov. 15-16 (2-0=2 totals), Jan. 17-18 (2-1=3 totals) and Mar. 3-4 (0-4=4 totals)...Led all rookies and tied for second overall in the league with four deciding shootout goals...Played his  first NHL game Oct. 6 at Florida...Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 7 at Tampa Bay and scored his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo...Missed 11 games from Dec. 12-Jan. 4 following a testicular cancer diagnosis and surgery...Had a two-game conditioning stint in Providence/AHL from Jan. 5-7 following his return from that surgery with one goal in two AHL Bruins games...Won the Bill Masterton Trophy for “perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey”...College: Played one season of college hockey with the University of Minnesota, finishing second in the team’s scoring race and sixth overall in the WCHA with 18 goals and 33 assists for 51 points in 39 games...Ranked 13th nationally in points while leading the nation’s rookies in scoring...Led the team in plus/minus at +22...Was named the WCHA’s Rookie of the Year and earned a WCHA All-Rookie Team berth...His first career college goal came on a penalty shot (Oct. 21 vs. Minnesota State), the first time in team history that had occurred...International: Played for Team USA in two World Junior Tournaments - 2005 (4-2=6 totals and 2 PIM in seven games) and 2006 (led the tournament in scoring with 1-10=11 totals and 2 PIM in seven games)...Also represented the USA in two World Championships -- 2006 (1-1=2 totals and 2 PIM in seven games as the only college player on that team) and 2007 (2-5=7 totals and 6 PIM in seven games)...Holds USA Hockey’s record for career points at the IIHF World Under-18 Championships with 26.