Phil Kessel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pens' Rutherford: I don't foresee Kessel trade

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford didn't say he never will trade Phil Kessel, but he painted the high-scoring winger as an important part of his team's roster during a radio interview Thursday morning. The idea of trading Kessel was popular talk-show fodder in recent days. “Phil..." July 14

  • Don't be surprised if the Penguins trade Phil Kessel

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Rick Tocchet did terrific work for the Penguins the past two seasons as one of Mike Sullivan’s top two lieutenants along with Jacques Martin. It never was a question of if he would get an NHL head coaching job. It was a matter of where and when. This is a real loss for the Penguins. But it’s..." July 12

  • Penguins want Phil Kessel to shoot in Game 4 against Predators

    NHL.com "The conversation between Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel and assistant Rick Tocchet lasted a few minutes, at least two full slow laps around the rink before practice started at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday. "We talked about the power play," Tocchet said after practice ended. The..." June 05

  • Sullivan wants Kessel to have a shoot first mindset

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since arriving in Pittsburgh before the 2015-16 season Phil Kessel has proven to be an important piece to the Penguins’ puzzle. He hasn’t been the 35-or 40-goal scorer that he was expected to be upon his arrival, he has still been an extremely productive player and especially in the playoffs where..." June 04

  • Penguins Phil Kessel says Predators PK Subban got shafted in Montreal

    Fanrag Sports "The Nashville Predators are preparing for the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final, a feat that was made possible due to the now infamous acquisition of defenseman P.K. Subban. Acquired by the Predators via trade with the Montreal Canadiens, the veteran defender has continued to..." May 28

  • 'Great guy' Kessel rescued Bonino after car trouble ahead of Game 5

    Sporting News "Phil Kessel's best assist Sunday came well before the Penguins scored any of their seven goals in a Game 5 rout of the Senators. On the way to PPG Paints Arena, Nick Bonino became stranded on the side of the highway when his truck abruptly broke down. Luckily, Kessel arrived to bail out his..." May 22

  • Penguins fans name newborn son after Phil Kessel

    Pittsburgh's Action News 4 "Kessel Ryan Hillman was born on Mother's Day at Butler Memorial Hospital. His parents, Nicole and Adam Hillman, said they didn't know they were having a boy, but decided that if they did, he would be named after Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Phil Kessel. "The perfect name for our son," Adam..." May 19

  • Phil Kessel arrives with opportunity to hurt former team in a big way

    Sportsnet "Phil Kessel isn’t just back at Air Canada Centre for the biggest game the Toronto Maple Leafs have played since he was a member of the team. Phil Kessel is also due. The Pittsburgh Penguins winger carries a 10-game goal drought into Saturday’s encounter, but he’s shown signs of coming out..." April 08

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