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About Phil Kessel
When the subject of the NHL's best goal scorers comes up names like Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane naturally come to mind. Though he might not be quite in the league of those superstars, Toronto's Phil Kessel is a pure sniper in his own right, and his combination of dazzling speed, slick stickhandling and a wicked release have seen him score 200 goals in just over 500 games so far in his career.
The centerpiece of a controversial trade that saw the Toronto Maple Leafs give up high draft picks to the Boston Bruins to acquire his services Kessel has done everything that he can to quiet the naysayers who decried the trade. He scored 30+ goals in each of his first three seasons, and scored 20 more in the lockout-shortened season. With 15 already this year in just 28 games he is on pace to crack the 40 goal barrier for the first time in his career, and having just signed a massive deal that will see him in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey through the 2021-22 season Kessel will be a cornerstone of this Original Six franchise for many years to come.