Phil Kessel's secret drink and snack are revealed and fans are in awe

Published October 26, 2022 at 10:55

On Tuesday night, Phil Kessel became the NHL's new ironman. The Vegas Golden Knights forward broke recently retired defenseman Keith Yandle's record by playing his 990th consecutive game in Vegas' 4-2 road win over the San Jose Sharks.

Kessel, to celebrate, then scored his 400th career goal late in the first period.

His consecutive game streak began on November 3, 2009, while with Toronto. Yandle, meanwhile, passed Jarvis to claim the record last January. His run ended on March 29 when he was sidelined by his coach on April 2, 2022. Yandle then retired in September.

Quite a few players have had a taste of the NHL since Kessel's run began.

Kessel is in his 17th season and first with the Golden Knights. The veteran winger played the previous three with the Arizona Coyotes and the four before that with the Pittsburgh Penguins, helping them win the Stanley Cup twice. He also played six campaigns with the Leafs and his first three were with the Boston Bruins.

Blake Wheeler revealed Phil Kessel's secret that has helped the NHL star not miss a game since 2009. And it is very surprising!

"I remember walking into his room in the Olympic Village [in 2014], and the amount of candy wrappers stacked next to his bed - I think that's what he brought from home to Sochi" - Blake Wheeler

Wheeler notes that most of the other guys brought things like protein bars, but, for Phil, these were his favorite candies.

"And I don't know if this is still true, but for the longest time, he never drank water. He only drank blue Powerade. He didn't like the taste of water." - Blake Wheeler

Candy and blue Powerade, Kessel's magic recipe, but an absolutely NOT recommended recipe ha! ha!

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Phil Kessel's secret drink and snack are revealed and fans are in awe

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