Found September 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Phil Kessel’s wish may still come true. has learned that negotiations on a contract extension between the star winger’s agent and the Toronto Maple Leafs were taking place ahead of Tuesday’s regular season opener in Montreal. With the player unwilling to engage in talks once the schedule is underway the sides held discussions to see if a last-minute deal could be reached before that happened. As of Monday night it was unclear whether they would be able to agree on a long-term extension in time. Kessel who turns 26 on Wednesday is entering the final season of a contract that pays him $5.4-million annually. Unrestricted free agency looms in July if a new deal doesn’t materialize before then. It will take a major financial commitment from the organization to get it done – perhaps as much as $8-million per season over eight years the maximum allowable term under the collective bargaining agreement. Kessel has led the Maple Leafs in points in each of the four seasons si...

Kessel gets big payday with Leafs

The Maple Leafs and star forward Phil Kessel have agreed to terms on a $64-million, eight-year contract extension. The deal was signed just hours before the Maple Leafs' opener in Montreal on Tuesday night. Kessel had one season left on his previous deal at $5.4 million. Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis says Toronto is happy that Kessel ''will be a part of our...

Kessel signs eight-year contract extension with Leafs

Phil Kessel's future in Toronto was secured on Tuesday. The 25-year-old winger officially signed an eight-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is believed to be worth an average annual value of $8 million and is believed to include a limited no-trade clause. Talks are believed to have intensified this weekend between the two sides in hopes of getting...

Phil Kessel Signs Eight-Year, $64 Million Contract Extension With Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs and star forward Phil Kessel have agreed to terms on a $64 million, eight-year contract extension. The deal was signed just hours before the Maple Leafs’ opener in Montreal on Tuesday night. Kessel had one season left on his previous deal at $5.4 million. “I’ll be on the hook for some team dinners here or there, but I don’t mind,” Kessel said...

Phil Kessel, aka the ugliest Jedi, gets an eight-year deal from Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs know a great Jedi when they see one and they weren’t about to allow their most talented lightsaber dueler walk away. I mean, could you let a man with such obvious talent leave your organization? I didn’t think so. The deal is reportedly for eight years and will pay him a total of $64 million. If that’s the case then it would mean that his yearly salary...

It's official: Kessel re-signs with Leafs.

Well, my scheduled post was little out of date. So, the Leafs have re-signed their prized forward to a fat 8-year deal worth $ 8 million a year. Also, a no trade clause in his contract. MHL.COM -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce Tuesday a new contract for star scorer Phil Kessel, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. The reported eight-year contract, which...

Kessel Signing Official

#TMLtalk photo: Kessel actually signing the contract #KesselSigned — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 1, 2013   It's official: #Leafs sign Phil Kessel to an eight-year, $64 million contract, with a no-movement and limited NTC. — Spector's Hockey (@SpectorsHockey) October 1, 2013

Phil Kessel and his contract comparables

It appears that Phil Kessel’s is on the verge of signing an 8 year, $8M/yr contract with the Leafs so this is a good time to compare this contract to a couple other elite wingers who have signed contracts in the past year or so. Corey Perry and Zach Parise. I have also chosen to [...]The post Phil Kessel and his contract comparables appeared first on

Phil Kessel Re-Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs made headlines today, signing star right winger Phil Kessel to a $64 million – 8 year contract extension. The deal ensures the Leafs right side is set over the next several seasons, as Phil joins recent…Read more →The post Phil Kessel Re-Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Reports: Phil Kessel, Maple Leafs Could Come to Terms on Lengthy Contract Extension Before Tuesday’s Season Opener

If rumors out of Toronto are accurate, Phil Kessel is in line for a big-time payday. Multiple members of the hockey media, including TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, reported Monday night that Kessel and the Maple Leafs are working on a contract extension that will keep the veteran winger in Toronto for the foreseeable future. The deal, which has not yet been...

Reports: Phil Kessel to sign 8-year extension with Maple Leafs

Phil Kessel is expected to sign an 8-year extension with the Leafs today. (AP) While the finishing touches are still being worked out, all signs are pointing to Toronto winger Phil Kessel signing a new contract extension today with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Reports from Yahoo! Sports’ Nick Cotsonika, TSN’s Bob McKenzie, and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun all indicate that Kessel’s contract...

Phil Kessel Gets Paid by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up their best player for a very long time as the organization announced today that they and star forward Phil Kessel have reached an agreement on an 8-year, $64 million contract extension. A bit of background on Kessel: he was born in Madison, Wisconsin and will be turning 26 on October 2nd (so, tomorrow). [...]

Maple Leafs trade Colborne to Flames for a pick

The player who was once the centerpiece of the Phil Kessel trade just got shuffled out of Toronto, per the Maple Leafs: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded centreman Joe Colborne tonight to the Flames in exchange for Calgary’s own fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The pick can be upgraded to a third-round pick in 2014 if certain conditions are met in the upcoming...

Flyers open season at home against Maple Leafs

Claude Giroux and the Flyers face Phil Kessel and the Leafs in their season opener on Wednesday night. It is nearly time to drop the puck on the 2013-14 NHL season. The Flyers return with plenty of new faces and a familiar core as well. The Flyers had to battle through a tumultuous preseason that saw them go 1-5-1. That included a win and loss to the first opponent of the regular...
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