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PHIL KESSEL
Sport Discipline: Men
Position: Forward
Height: 6-0
Weight: 202
DOB: 10/2/87
Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Current Residence: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
College: University of Minnesota
Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
ROAD TO SOCHI
Now in his eighth NHL season, Kessel is one of the most dynamic players in the league. He's led the Toronto Maple Leafs in scoring each year with the team, and recently recorded his 200th career goal. He is one of 13 Olympic veterans on the men's hockey team, having been part of the silver-medal winning performance in Vancouver, and will be competing alongside his sister, Amanda Kessel, a member of the women's hockey team.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, silver
  • Three-time world championship participant, 5th (2007), 6th (2008), 7th (2006)
  • Two-time world junior championship participant, 4th (2005-06)
  • Two-time world U18 championship participant, gold (2005), silver (2004)
  • Two-year USA Hockey National Team Development Program participant (2003-05)
  • Two-time NHL All-Star Game participant (2011-12)
  • NHL Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy recipient (2007)
  • WCHA Rookie of the Year and WCHA All-Rookie Team honoree (2006)
  • USA Hockey Bob Johnson Award and World U18 Championship Best Forward honoree (2005)
PERSONAL
Son of Phil and Kathy Kessel…Has a sister, Amanda, and a brother, Blake…Sister is playing in her first Olympic Winter Games as a member of the women's hockey team…Brother plays professional hockey for the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL…Selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft…Hobbies include golfing and fishing.
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