Phil Kessel signed a one-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights
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Phil Kessel signed a contract with the Vegas Golden Knights for one year ($1.5 million). He could not hide his happiness after his arrival and is ready to help his team and prepare for new challenges. “I’m excited.
Obviously it’s a great organization, a great team, a winning place. When you get a chance to play on a good team that wants to win, you’re always looking forward to it”. “I’m very motivated to come in here and help this team try to contend.
I’m very motivated and I think I’m going to have a great year”.Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon revealed that they needed an experienced player on the team, and they realized that Phil was the best option.
He commented, “Over the course of the offseason we’ve been looking to add a veteran forward. We’ve had conversations with Phil for a while now, and felt from our perspective it was a great fit and I think Phil felt the same”.
Bruce Cassidy on Phil Kessel
Golden Knights head coach, Bruce Cassidy believes that Phil will help them with his experience and quality. “He’s a guy that brings playmaking ability so he’s going to upgrade our power play He’s got Stanley Cup championship experience, so another guy in the room that has been there and done it.
Obviously, longevity in the game. He’s a guy that comes to play every night, so I think he’s going to check some boxes for us that will really help us. I haven’t talked to [Cassidy] yet but I expect to have a big role here.
There’s a lot of great players there, I just want to fit in and obviously help as much as I can. I have a lot to prove from the last couple of years here. I don’t think I’ve changed much as a player. I expect to have a good year and help this team try to win”.