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Phil Kessel's Next Destination is Now Known and It's Very Exciting News for Canadiens Fans

Published December 18, 2023 at 10:30
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The three-time Stanley Cup winner, the ever-entertaining forward Phil Kessel, remains unsigned in the NHL. He's ready to assist a team, but as the awaited NHL opportunity hasn't arrived, he may soon look elsewhere.

Last year, Kessel scored 36 points in Las Vegas, playing barely 12 minutes per match on the fourth line, quite a solid performance. The year before, he collected 52 points in 82 games with Arizona.

According to Pierre LeBrun's information, Kessel misses playing competitive hockey and is considering other options:

"Free agent Phil Kessel is still waiting for an opportunity in the NHL and hasn't closed the door. Meanwhile, he might look to play in Switzerland. Nothing has been decided yet." - Pierre LeBrun



A team that has been targeted is Kloten, which desperately needs offensive reinforcement. (their top scorer has 18 points in 30 matches)

In Kloten, Phil Kessel would join Nathan Beaulieu, and importantly, he would play alongside one of the NHL's top defensive prospects, David Reinbacher.

It could be interesting for the Montreal Canadiens to see a veteran like Kessel guide Reinbacher in Switzerland, especially in boosting his offensive production, as he currently lacks much support in this area.

A file to follow!


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Phil Kessel's Next Destination is Now Known and It's Very Exciting News for Canadiens Fans

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