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Philip Kessel
Philip Kessel
Number: 81
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 2, 1987  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Madison, WI, United States
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Drafted: BOS / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (5th overall)
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.


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