On November 17, Kessel might participate in his 1,000th straight game against the Arizona Coyotes. By playing his 990th straight game, Vegas Golden Knights forward Phil Kessel shattered the National Hockey League’s “ironman” record.
The American, 35, eclipses the record set by Keith Yandle, a defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers, last year. Kessel began his streak in his first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs in November 2009. In addition, he assisted on the Golden Knights’ 400th goal of his career, which helped them defeat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Tuesday.
He Has Been Blessed
Kessel, who tied Yandle for the record most games played, told ESPN after the Golden Knights’ win over the Maple Leafs on Monday, “He’s played a lot of games, and we always want to win.” He will miss some games throughout his career, but so far, he has been fortunate.
Yandle made the following statement in a video eulogy for Kessel: “To play in even one NHL game is a remarkable achievement but to play in every game going back 13 years takes unbelievable talent to stay in the line-up day in and day out, tremendous determination to play through aches and pains, and a whole lot of luck.
Yandle, 36, broke Doug Jarvis’ record for the NHL’s longest streak when he played his 965th game in a row in January despite quitting the league after previous season.
Kessel’s 990-game streak spans his tenure with the Golden Knights, whom he joined with in August, the Maple Leafs, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Arizona Coyotes, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
1. Who is Phil Kessel?
A. He is an American ice hockey winger player
2.What is Phil Kessel’s weight?
A. 92 kg
3. How much is Phil Kessel’s net worth?
A. $ 1 crore
4. What is Phil Kessel’s age?
A. He is 35 years old
5. What is Phil Kessel height?
A. 1.8 m
6. What is Phil Kessel Nationality?