Phil came over from Toronto and the rest is history. Slowly becoming a sensation in Pittsburgh, he was one of the few trades in history that truly lived up to the hype. On and off the ice he's become a legend and will always be a beloved member of the Penguins. This Thanksgiving let's all be thank-Phil.
He's a human highlight reel:
He's a beauty of a human:
And most important of all, Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup champion.
This Thanksgiving, count your blessings as you're around your family, friends and loved ones. But also count your blessings that Phil Kessel is a Pittsburgh Penguin.
Happy Thanksgiving! So thankful for all my friends and family that have always supported me. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.— Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) November 24, 2016