REPORT: Phil Kessel's Iron Man STREAK might be coming to an END

Published December 21, 2022 at 9:13 PM
Phil Kessel, the leading iron man record holder, has been one of the most consistent scorers since entering the NHL. He is only a few seasons removed from a 92 point campaign, and when he hit the open market this past offseason, many thought teams would be fighting over this player, but unfortuantely for Kessel, he was forced to accept a 'show me' deal in Vegas, that didn't come until August 24th.

Kessel Iron Man streak is currently at 1015 games, which is the longest in NHL history, but it could be coming to an end very soon. The Golden Knights have been playing Kessel, but it's almost been hurting the team. They have been playing him on average 11 minutes per game and against the Sabres the other night, he only saw just over 8 minutes of ice time.

It looks at though that the Golden Knights could be making him a healthy scratch coming up with the Knights getting healthier:

Guys on Insider Trading talking about how Phil Kessel's iron man streak could soon come to an end, he only played a handful of shifts in yesterday's loss to Buffalo, once Vegas gets some healthy bodies back, he could potentially become a healthy scratch.

Kessel has never been known as a defensive player, he brings offence, and when put in the role, he has always done it well. But not being given the offence role, Kessel is not going to thrive.

So far on the season, he has 6 goals and 6 assists in 34 games, which is worse than what he was producing in Arizona.

December 21   |   94 answers
REPORT: Phil Kessel's Iron Man STREAK might be coming to an END

Will Vegas end his streak?

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