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Ice hockey winger
Born: October 2, 1987 (age 35 years), Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Current teams: Vegas Golden Knights (#8 / Right winger), United States National Men’s Hockey Team (#81 / Forward)
Salary: 10 million USD (2016)

Weight: 92 kg
Siblings: Amanda Kessel, Blake Kessel
Height: 1.83 m
Teammates: Patrick Kane, Paul Stastny, Joe Pavelski, Zach Parise

Born: October 2, 1987
Birthplace: Madison, WI, USA
Shoots: Right
Draft: 2006 BOS, 1st rd, 5th pk (5th overall)

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Phil Kessel is from Verona, Wisconsin. The entire Kessel family features successful athletes.

His father Phil Kessel Sr., a college quarterback at Northern Michigan University, was drafted by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, spending his first year on the injured reserve and then subsequently being released.

Kessel’s brother Blake, a defenseman, was drafted by the New York Islanders in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and last played for the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.

The Kessel sister Amanda also plays hockey, currently with the National Women’s Hockey League as well as internationally with the United States with whom she won gold during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kessel’s cousin, David Moss, played most recently for Switzerland’s NLA with the EHC Biel.

An avid poker player in his free time, Kessel often plays high stakes tournaments, casino cash games and home games with his teammates. Although able to play Texas hold ’em well, he prefers to play Pot-limit Omaha, a game he was taught by his father.

Kessel has played in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) every year since 2012, entering high stakes tournaments with entry fees as high as $25,000.

As of June 2019, Kessel has totaled $17,022 in live tournament winnings, stemming from cashing in six different WSOP tournaments.

Kessel is also good friends with professional poker player Daniel Negreanu, who himself has nearly $40 million in live poker tournament winnings.

Kessel’s longtime girlfriend Sandra Pereira gave birth to their first child, daughter Kapri Mary Kessel, on March 9, 2022.

Philip Joseph Kessel Jr. is an American professional ice hockey winger playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Arizona Coyotes.

Kessel is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning back-to-back championships with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.

Kessel is a product of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program as an identified elite player under the age of 18.

He finished his amateur career playing collegiate hockey in the NCAA for the University of Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) conference. He was then selected fifth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.

After his rookie season, 2006–07, he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for overcoming testicular cancer while continuing his professional career.

In 2009, Kessel was traded from Boston to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he spent six seasons before being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015.

Kessel won his first and second Stanley Cup championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins in back to back seasons with wins over the San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators, respectively.