Phil Kessel, Agrees To 5 year/$27 Million Deal With Maple Leafs

Posted: 19th September 2009 by Mark Ritter in NHL
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Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

The worst kept secret this summer has finally come to fruition, Phil Kessel, who had been rumored to be on the move all summer long, is finally a Toronto Maple Leaf.

In return for Kessel the Boston Bruins will receive first and a second round pick in 2010, and a first round pick in 2011. It’s a steep price to pay, but the Leafs were in dire need of a first line Winger and, besides, would you rather give up All-Star defenseman Tomas Kaberle or a couple of pick’s?

Kessel, who scored 36 goals last season and added 24 helpers, will bring the scoring the Leafs so badly needed. He was also a plus +23 last season, proving he is an all-round player.

For his part, Maple Leafs general m ...

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