Phil Kessel Slams Toronto Media After Winning Another Stanley Cup
BY JULIEN TREKKER JUNE 14, 2023 (8:54)
Kessel Wins Third Stanley Cup
As Phil Kessel's remarkable career begins to wind down, he is getting closer to being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Yesterday's victory has brought him one step closer to this significant milestone.
With this win, Kessel will have his name engraved on the prestigious Stanley Cup for the third time. Amidst the celebrations after the game, Kessel took a shot at the media in Toronto.
Toronto Said Kessel Couldn't Win
When asked about his feelings on winning the Stanley Cup once again, Kessel couldn't help but think back to his time in Toronto. He was chosen as the fifth overall pick in the draft and was expected to be the savior who would revive the team and lead the Leafs out of their difficult period.
However, fate had different plans, and Kessel was eventually traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was with the Penguins that he won his first two Stanley Cups, a fact he made sure to mention during the interview.
As reported on Hockey Patrol - Kessel Destroys Maple Leafs Media Following His Third Stanley Cup Win