Phil Kessel Reportedly Choosing Between Two Teams in Final Contract Negotiations

Published October 16, 2023 at 6:58 PM

Phil Kessel remains unsigned as the year has begun. Now, it's been reported he is choosing between two teams in the final contract negotiations.

Kessel Reportedly Choosing Between Two Teams in Final Negotiations

While Phil Kessel is undoubtedly a future hall-of-famer, the veteran winger remains without a contract while the NHL season is well underway. Kessel has been in negotiations the entire offseason and has even stated he is willing to give up his Iron Man streak in order to sign a contract.

Now, it appears Kessel is close to getting a deal done, and is reportedly in the middle of negotiations with two serious contenders, according to NHL insider David Pagnotta.

Kessel has two legitimate options right now that are both contingent on those teams moving out money before bringing him in.

My understanding is Kessel is healthy and ready to join a team as soon as a deal can be ironed out. Unfortunately, for him, he has to play the waiting game.

Kessel Looking to Raise the Cup One Last Time

Kessel's career is quickly coming to a close, as the veteran approaches his 1300th career NHL game. The rumours of where he could sign have been circulating all summer, with teams like Toronto and Pittsburgh being rumoured as to potentially considering bringing Kessel back for another run.

Phil Kessel

3 x Stanley Cup Champion
Olympic Silver Medalist
413 Career Goals

Hall Of Famer?

Whoever does successfully nab Kessel will be getting a veteran locker room guy, with a pattern of winning, for likely a bargain price.

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Phil Kessel Reportedly Choosing Between Two Teams in Final Contract Negotiations

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