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Phil Kessel Biography
Phil Kessel was born October 2, 1987 and is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kessel is a product of USA Hockey National Team Development Program and became that program's all-time leader for goals and points in his final 200405 year. Kessel finished his amateur career by playing collegiate hockey for the University of Minnesota in the WCHA. He was the fifth-overall pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, taken by the Boston Bruins. In his rookie season, he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for overcoming testicular cancer and continuing to play. Kessel plays internationally for the United States, and represented them every year between 2003-2010 except 2009 due to a shoulder injury. At the 2010 Winter Olympics Kessel played in 6 games, recording a goal and an assist en route to a silver medal.
On February 6, 2012, Kessel crossed the 300 point plateau after having a 3 point night against the Edmonton Oilers. The next day, Kessel hit the 30-goal mark for the fourth straight time (third straight as a Maple Leaf) scoring against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets. Later that month, Kessel continued to set milestones, scoring his 65th point of the season (breaking his old career-high) in a 21 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
In another player survey, this one by The Hockey News, Kessel was ranked as the 16th best player in the NHL by his peers. The results in this survey were based on responses from 5 players from each of the 30 NHL teams. Players were not allowed to vote for members of their own team.
On March 31, 2012, Kessel scored his 37th goal of the season in a 43 win over the Buffalo Sabres beating his career high of 36 set with the Boston Bruins. He would go on to finish the season with 37 goals and 82 points, both new career highs, and both placed him 6th in the league.
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