October 1, 2013 by andymisek
The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced today that Phil Kessel has signed an 8 year contract extension. The financial terms were not released from the team but TSN has stated that the average annual value is 8 million per year. Kessel has been a corner stone of Toronto since Brian Burke traded 2 first round picks (Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton) and a 2nd round pick (Jared Knight). Kessel has scored 30+ goals in 4 of the last 5 seasons.