NHL Insider reveals the future of veteran winger Phil Kessel

Published September 14, 2023 at 7:21 PM

Despite not playing much in the playoffs, veteran winger Phil Kessel played a huge role in the Vegas Golden Knights 2022-23 season, and now, it appears he wants to play on.

A veteran star


With over 1,000 games under his belt, Phil Kessel has been an offensive contributor anywhere he's gone in his career, becoming a major part of three Stanley Cup Championship runs.

In 1,286 games for Pittsburgh, Toronto, Arizona, Boston and Vegas, Kessel has tallied 413 goals and 992 points, but it appears the 35-year old isn't quite done yet.

His future decided

Kessel has revealed to teams that he still wants to play, and will accept if his ironman streak comes to an end if he's needed to sit out, and now, an NHL Insider has given us an insight into what the interest is around the league.

It sounds like there's some percolating interest from NHL teams in signing Phil Kessel to a contract for this season.

The veteran forward isn't in PTO territory at this juncture.

At this point, it's unlikely that Kessel will play for a team that's not contending, as the interest in him no doubt comes from teams well in the playoff hunt in 2023-24, and if this report is any indication, he could be getting a one or two year deal before the season begins.

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NHL Insider reveals the future of veteran winger Phil Kessel

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