Phil Kessel Is Open To Making The Ultimate Sacrifice To Continue Playing

Published August 31, 2023 at 12:58

Phil Kessel is reportedly open to making the ultimate sacrifice to continue his NHL career.

Kessel Willing To End Ironman Streak

Recently, Elliotte Friedman revealed some massive information regarding Phil Kessel and what he is willing to do to continue playing.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion wants to play again in 2023-24. But, the most significant detail is that he's let teams know it won't be a problem if he's not an every-day player.

Kessel currently holds the record for the most consecutive games played at 1,064 straight games dating back to over a decade ago without missing a game.

He missed games in the playoffs last season but because the playoffs do not count towards the record, Kessel's streak is officially still active.

Hall of Fame Career?


Kessel currently sits at 1,286 career games and 992 career points. He also has three Stanley Cups. This in conjunction with the Ironman streak gives Kessel a strong case for the Hall of Fame.

He has played with the Bruins, Leafs, Penguins, Coyotes, and now the Golden Knights. His most successful season was in 2017-18 with the Penguins where he scored 92 points.

By letting teams know he does not want to keep the streak going, he is allowing himself to get a chance to reach the 1,000-point plateau which any player can only dream of. We will now wait and see if any team offers Kessel a contract for the upcoming season.

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Phil Kessel Is Open To Making The Ultimate Sacrifice To Continue Playing

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