Kessel signs one-year deal with Golden Knights


Phil Kessel agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old forward had 52 points (eight goals, 44 assists) in 82 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season.

Selected fifth overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 draft, Kessel had 956 points (399 goals, 557 assists) in 1,204 regular season games with the Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Bruins. He also had 81 points (34 goals, 47 assists) in 96 playoff games.

Kessel won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, having had 45 points (18 goals, 27 assists) in 49 playoff games over those two seasons.

Kessel is on a streak of 982 consecutive games, the second longest in NHL history behind that of Keith Yandle (989), who saw his end last season when he was dropped by the Philadelphia Flyers. Kessel hasn’t missed a game in the past 12 seasons.



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