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81 Phil Kessel RW
Height/Weight: 6-0/202 | Birthdate: 10/2/1987 | Birthplace: Madison, WI, USA | Team: Toronto Maple Leafs | College: Minnesota | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $5,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/92 | Average Draft Position: 19.75
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4/12/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Ends Season With 80 Points

News: Phil Kessel finished the season with 80 points, including 37 goals, in 82 games.
Analysis: He was held off the scoreboard in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Ottawa and had just two goals in his last 10 games. In fact, he had just seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last 16 games. Rest up, Phil -- next season should be better for your Leafs.

4/5/2014

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Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Gets 37th Goal

News: Phil Kessel scored his first goal in six games in Saturday's loss to Winnipeg. The goal was his 37th of the season.
Analysis: He has three points in his last two games and 81 in 79 on the season. He's one of the league's best, but he needs more from his teammates to help carry the Leafs to a win.

4/3/2014

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Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: First Points In Four Games

News: Phil Kessel's two assists Thursday against Boston were his first points in four games. He has just six points in his last 12 games.
Analysis: Phil Kessel has slumped a bit of late, but he's still delivering a point-per-game pace (79 in 78). The Leafs need to run the table if they want to get to the postseason, and Kessel will need to step up to make that happen. Thursday's game showed he can do just that.

3/31/2014

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Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Takes Maintenance Day

News: Phil Kessel will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Flames, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.
Analysis: Phil Kessel took a puck to the foot during Saturday's loss to the Red Wings, and sat out Monday's practice for maintenance. It shouldn't affect his status moving forward, though, as the season draws to a close.

3/25/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Toronto's Kessel: Four-Game Streak On The Go

Phil Kessel

Toronto's Kessel: Four-Game Streak On The Go

News: Phil Kessel picked up an assist Tuesday in a loss to the Blues. He now has a point in each of his last four games.
Analysis: He's one of the league's best scorers, so you must have him in your lineup. Now if only he could figure out a way to get the rest of his mates a little more inspired. The Leafs have lost six straight games.

3/23/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: Goal Extends Streak To Three Games

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: Goal Extends Streak To Three Games

News: Phil Kessel's scoring streak now stands at three games and three points after he ripped home a goal in a loss to New Jersey on Sunday night. He has two goals and one assist on the streak.
Analysis: He's third in league scoring (76 points) and goals (36). The streak is nice, but he needs to put the Leafs on his back -- they're slipping right out of the playoff hunt with their recent play.

3/19/2014

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Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Gets First Goal In Five Games

News: Phil Kessel scored his first goal in five games in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He converted a one-timer on a cross-crease pass to open the scoring for the Leafs. He was also part of a frenzied third period attack on the Bolts, but the Leafs weren't able to capitalize.

3/19/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel Suffering Through Cold Spell

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Suffering Through Cold Spell

News: Phil Kessel has gone without a point in five of his last seven games.
Analysis: Although Phil Kessel has lessened the impact of the scoring drought by providing three points in one of those contests, he's largely struggled to maintain his Olympic scoring surge. This sort of cool down seemed almost inevitable, but it shouldn't be long before Kessel starts piling up points again with more regularity.

3/18/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: One Goal In Last Eight Games

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: One Goal In Last Eight Games

News: Phil Kessel fired seven shots, but was unable to pick up a point in a loss to Detroit on Tuesday. He now has just one goal in his last eight games.
Analysis: He still has four points in that span, but three of those came in a single outing. We have to wonder if he's a bit fatigued. He saw a lot of ice time at the Olympics and the Leafs have been rolling him a lot since his return. It bears watching.

3/10/2014

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Phil Kessel

Maple Leafs' Kessel Notches Three Points

News: Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal and had two helpers against the Ducks on Monday.
Analysis: Business as usual for Phil Kessel. He's in the top 10 in goals, assists and points, and his 73 points are second overall in the NHL.

3/5/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel Hits 70-Point Mark

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Hits 70-Point Mark

News: Phil Kessel hit the 70-point mark Wednesday when he picked up an assist in an overtime win over the Rangers.
Analysis: He's done it in 64 games, which puts him on track to establish to set a new career mark. You know what to do.

3/1/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: Fourth Straight Two-Point Game

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: Fourth Straight Two-Point Game

News: Phil Kessel recorded his fourth straight two-point game Saturday when he scored a goal and added an assist in an OT loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: He has three goals and five assists in those four games, and 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in his last nine games. When are people going to start including his name in the Hart trophy mix? He's been that valuable to his team.

2/27/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: Another Multi-Point Game

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: Another Multi-Point Game

News: Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist Thursday in an overtime loss to the Islanders. He has five multi-point games in his last six outings.
Analysis: So, Phil the Thrill has points in seven of his last eight games and has been held of the score sheet just once in that span. And before we forget, six of the seven games have been multi-point efforts for a total of 15 points. Yes --15. We know how we spell delicious -- K E S S E L. How about you?

2/25/2014

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Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Gets Day Off Practice

News: Phil Kessel, who was named the top forward at the 2014 Olympic Games, was given the day off practice Tuesday, reports the Toronto Star. "He's pretty tired. He had a long travel day," said Tyler Bozak, his teammate and roommate.
Analysis: Phil Kessel potted eight points in the tourney and opened a lot of eyes on an international stage. He deserves the day off.

2/17/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Powers USA With Hat Trick

News: Phil Kessel provided a hat trick for Team USA in their 5-1 romp over Slovenia on Sunday.
Analysis: Kessel needed just over half the game to complete the trick, as he scored the game's first three goals to stake the U.S. to a 3-0 lead with nine minutes left in the second period. He showed particularly good rapport with fellow linemate Phil Kessel, who assisted on all three scores. Kessel finished with a total of four goals and three assists in pool play.

2/13/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Three-Point Game For Leafs' Kessel As USA Rolls

Phil Kessel

Three-Point Game For Leafs' Kessel As USA Rolls

News: Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists as Team USA rolled to a 7-1 victory over Slovakian in the Olympic opener for both teams.
Analysis: Phil Kessel came into the Olympics as hot as any forward in the league with 27 points in his last 15 games with the Maple Leafs, and it appears his rhythm hasn't been disrupted even as he adjusts to a new assortment of teammates. He should be one of the major focal points of the Americans' offense throughout the tournament.

2/8/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: Hot, Hot, Hot

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: Hot, Hot, Hot

News: Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Toronto's win over Vancouver on Saturday night.
Analysis: He has four points in his last two games and 27 in his last 15. Yes -- 27 in 15. That's not a typo. Phil Kessel will be asked to help carry the load for Team USA at the Olympics, something he struggled to do four years ago in Vancouver.

2/6/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Toronto's Kessel: Tied For Fourth In NHL Scoring

Phil Kessel

Toronto's Kessel: Tied For Fourth In NHL Scoring

News: Phil Kessel picked up two assists in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Analysis: He's now tied with Patrick Kane for fourth in league scoring with 63 points. This guy is money in the bank. Cha-ching.

2/1/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: Four-Point Night Includes Hat Trick

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: Four-Point Night Includes Hat Trick

News: Phil Kessel notched a hat trick and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Senators. One of the goals came on the power play, while another was the game-winner.
Analysis: His 30 goals put him second in the NHL and 61 points temporarily move him up to fourth overall. He has nine points, including four goals, in his last four games and he has been held off the scoresheet just once in 12 games (23 points). Phil really is a thrill. Use him well.

1/30/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Leafs' Kessel: Climbing League Scoring List

Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel: Climbing League Scoring List

News: Phil Kessel continued his climb up the league scoring list Thursday when he picked up two more assists in a 6-3 win over Florida. He's currently riding a three-game, five-point streak and has 57 points on the season. He's tied for sixth overall.
Analysis: He's tied with Kyle Okposo and just one back of Corey Perry on that scoring list. He has 19 points, including seven goals, in his last 11 games and has been held off the scoresheet just once in that span. He's been worth every penny on the ice ... and in fantasy. Enjoy the ride.

1/28/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Kessel Sets Up Winner For Toronto

Phil Kessel

Kessel Sets Up Winner For Toronto

News: Phil Kessel (undisclosed) set up the game-winning goal Tuesday night in a 3-2 victory over the Lightning. He has at least one point just once in the last 10 games.
Analysis: He remains absolutely on fire and entrenched in the NHL's top-10 scorers. He left Monday's practice with some kind of undisclosed malady, but had no issues playing Tuesday. The only reason he should be on your bench right now is if the Leafs have an off night.

1/27/2014

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Phil Kessel

Leafs' Kessel Nicked Up In Practice

News: Phil Kessel briefly left Monday's practice with an apparent injury, but coach Randy Carlyle fully expects him to play Tuesday vs. the Lightning, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Analysis: It was unclear what prompted Phil Kessel to hobble off the ice during practice, but he returned to the ice about 15 minutes later and seemed to be laboring a bit. Carlyle said that Kessel had been dealing with some nagging injuries heading into the practice, and he'll likely only require a few maintenance days in between games to manage those ailments.

1/25/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Toronto's Kessel Piles On More Points

Phil Kessel

Toronto's Kessel Piles On More Points

News: Phil Kessel, who saw his point streak snapped Thursday in Dallas, got right back on the board with a goal and assist in Saturday's overtime loss in Winnipeg.
Analysis: He just keeps moving up the list of scoring leaders and is getting closer to the league's top-five. Hit autopilot and enjoy the flight -- he's one of fantasy's best.

1/24/2014

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Phil Kessel

Streak Ends For Leafs' Kessel

News: Phil Kessel's seven-game point streak came to a crashing halt Thursday in Dallas, as he went minus-4 in the 7-1 shellacking.
Analysis: Phil Kessel had been averaging two points per game over the course of his streak, but all good things must end. Phil the Thrill's startled fantasy owners will just have to forgive him for this one, considering he's still rocking nearly a point-per-game pace for the year despite Toronto's inconsistencies.

1/22/2014

Phil Kessel, RW, TOR Red-Hot Streak Continues For Leafs' Kessel

Phil Kessel

Red-Hot Streak Continues For Leafs' Kessel

News: Phil Kessel put home another two goals Tuesday, pushing his point streak to seven games.
Analysis: Six of the games in this streak have been multi-point efforts, resulting in an impressive pile of scoring -- six goals and eight assists. Phil Kessel's back to carrying a well-balanced point-per-game pace, with 26 goals and 26 assists in 52 contests.