Phil Kessel
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"Philip Joseph Kessel, Jr.", is an American professional ice hockey Forward (ice hockey)/forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kessel is a product of USA Hockey National Team Development Program and became that program's all-time leader for goals and points in his final 2004–05 year. Kessel finished his amateur career by playing collegiate hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey/University of Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association/WCHA. He was the fifth-overall pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, taken by the Boston Bruins. In his rookie 2006–07 NHL season/season, he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for overcoming testicular cancer and continuing to play.

Kessel plays internationally for the United States, and represented them between 2003-2010. At the Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics/2010 Winter Olympics Kessel played in 6 games, recording a goal and an assist en route to a silver medal. At the Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics/2014 Winter Olympics Kessel played in 6 games, recording 5 goals and 3 assists en route to a fourth place finish for USA. Kessel was named the tournament's top forward, and was also named to the tournament all star team.

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