Breaking News: Pens’ Phil Kessel Traded


Breaking News: Pens' Phil Kessel Traded

The Penguins have traded Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes.The team tells Pittsburgh’s Action Sports the Penguins will receive forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph in exchange for Kessel, Dane Birks and a 2021 fourth round draft pick. Galchenyuk scored 19 goals in 72 games for the Coyotes last season. The 25-year-old was drafted third overall in 2012 by Montreal and played his first six seasons for the Canadiens.Joseph played last season for the Charlottetown Islanders in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was drafted 23rd overall by Arizona in 2017.In four seasons with the Penguins, Kessel scored 110 goals, added 193 assists. He was acquired by the Penguins in the summer of 2015 and helped the team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017. Former Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet is now the head coach of the Coyotes.

The Penguins have traded Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes.

The team tells Pittsburgh’s Action Sports the Penguins will receive forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph in exchange for Kessel, Dane Birks and a 2021 fourth round draft pick.

Galchenyuk scored 19 goals in 72 games for the Coyotes last season. The 25-year-old was drafted third overall in 2012 by Montreal and played his first six seasons for the Canadiens.

Joseph played last season for the Charlottetown Islanders in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was drafted 23rd overall by Arizona in 2017.

In four seasons with the Penguins, Kessel scored 110 goals, added 193 assists. He was acquired by the Penguins in the summer of 2015 and helped the team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017. Former Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet is now the head coach of the Coyotes.

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