Phil Kessel lifting the Stanley Cup for the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Phil Kessel On The Verge Of Signing With Canadian Powerhouse

Published February 8, 2024 at 5:32 PM
BY TOM BANKS
     
The Vancouver Canucks have one of the best teams in the entire NHL, and now they may be on the verge of yet another fantastic veteran acquisition.

Vancouver Canucks targeting veteran Phil Kessel



Despite a solid season a year ago, Phil Kessel is yet to find a home in 2023-24, but according to a report, that may now be changing.

For those asking, the #Canucks are still poking around UFA Phil Kessel.




According to Rick Dhaliwal, the Canucks are still interested in landing Phil Kessel, and given that he netted 14 goals and 32 points and played in all 82 games a season ago, it could potentially be a fantastic move.

Stanley Cup favourites?



On the surface, a move to add a bottom-six winger may not seem like a move that makes them Stanley Cup favourites, this is on top of the addition of Elias Lindholm, giving them depth and scoring on every line.

Beyond that, Kessel has won three Stanley Cups and at 36-years of age has the experience and the leadership to be crucial to this locker room, so keep an eye on this intriguing developing story.

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