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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Career-worst year in goals

Kessel was limited to eight goals but added 44 assists in 82 appearances this season. Kessel played in every games for the 12th straight season, extending his ironman streak to 982 contests. He's seven shy of matching Keith Yandle's mark set earlier in 2021-22. Kessel could end up setting the record in a different jersey, as he's set for unrestricted free agency while coming off of his worst goal-scoring season. There's good reason to think the 34-year-old can shoot better than 4.6 percent even if he resigns with the Coyotes. Fantasy managers may like him for his bounce-back potential and durability, but the Wisconsin native probably isn't going to return to his point-per-game form from the prime of his career.
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Assessing the impending free agency of Coyotes wing Phil Kessel

Earlier in the week, PHR’s own Ethan Hetu covered the situation surrounding the impending free agency of Carolina Hurricanes forwards Vincent Trocheck and Max Domi. Now, however, we pivot to the Western Conference, turning the magnifying glass on Arizona Coyotes veteran (and two-time Stanley Cup champion) Phil Kessel. Arizona opting to not move Kessel for a return at this year’s trade deadline surprised many. The NHL’s now-resident iron man has a respectable 52 points in 81 games this year on a Coyotes team that’s put up just 202 goals on the season, the worst such number in the NHL, and that wasn’t due to a crazy post-deadline bump in production. Now, after the eight-year contract extension he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013 expires this offseason, the 34-year-old could hit the open market for the first time in his NHL career.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Draws power-play helper

Kessel registered a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars. Kessel has gotten on the scoresheet in seven of his last 10 games, racking up a goal and eight helpers in that span. He fed Barrett Hayton for the game-tying goal at 11:58 of the third period Wednesday. Kessel is up to 52 points (14 on the power play), 171 shots on net, 40 PIM and a minus-23 rating in 81 contests despite a career-worst 4.7 shooting percentage.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Two points in win

Kessel recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Wild. Kessel picked up an assist on Antoine Roussel's goal in the third period before scoring an empty-netter to close out the victory. The goal was Kessel's first since March 20. With eight goals on the season, the veteran winger is in danger of falling short of 10 goals for the first time in his 16-year NHL career. However, Kessel has still managed to pass the 50-point threshold thanks to his 43 assists.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Gathers another helper

Kessel logged an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues. Kessel is up to six assists in his last eight games, but he's also gone minus-9 in that span. The 34-year-old winger has a chance to get to the 50-point mark for the first time in his three seasons with the Coyotes -- he's at seven goals, 42 assists, 165 shots on net and a minus-25 rating through 79 appearances.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Serves pair of apples

Kessel notched two assists and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Kessel crossed the 40-assist mark by setting up third-period tallies from Nathan Smith and Anton Stralman. This gave Kessel five assists in his last six games. The 34-year-old winger is up to 48 points, 162 shots on net and a minus-24 rating through 77 contests, though his seven goals will likely mark a new career low barring a significant scoring binge to finish the season.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Delivers assist

Kessel recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Kessel helped out on a Nick Ritchie goal in the second period. This was Kessel's third assist in the last five games, though he's also gone minus-8 with 15 shots on net in that span. The 34-year-old has 46 points, 160 shots on net, 38 PIM and a minus-24 rating in 76 contests, and he's shot a career-low 4.4 percent.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Draws helper Thursday

Kessel posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Canucks. Kessel set up Andrew Ladd for the goal in the second period. It's been another difficult stretch for Kessel lately -- he's earned six assists, including three on the power play, during his current 12-game goal drought. The veteran winger has 45 points, 156 shots on net and a minus-23 rating, but it's very likely he misses the 10-goal mark for the first time in his career this season.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Limited to one assist

Kessel notched an assist, eight shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Golden Knights. Kessel led both teams in shots, but his only point was the secondary helper on Barrett Hayton's first-period tally. Goal-scoring continues to be a struggle for Kessel this season -- he's in the midst of a 10-game goal drought that's yielded five assists and 28 shots. The veteran winger has a respectable 44 points, 153 shots on net, 38 PIM and a minus-18 rating through 72 outings.
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Phil Kessel is the NHL's New Ironman

Phil Kessel is the NHL’s new active ironman. It’s a fact that became all too clear when the Philadelphia Flyers scratched Keith Yandle after 989 consecutive games. But the “ironman” moniker comes with something else - the necessity to uphold on-ice performance, not only physical health.
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First Call: Phil Kessel grabs active consecutive games streak lead; Pirates face nemesis on Opening Day

Monday’s “First Call” shows us how former Pittsburgh Penguin Phil Kessel took over the NHL’s consecutive games streak. A pair of Metropolitan Division teams suffered home losses. The Eastern Conference has its first team locked into the playoffs. And the Pirates will be facing a familiar opponent on Opening Day in St. Louis Thursday.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Earns power-play helper

Kessel logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks. Kessel has racked up four assists (two on the power play) in his last four games, though he's now on another goal drought that reached seven contests. The 34-year-old winger has suffered his worst shooting season of the year so far, converting at a 4.9 percent rate (seven goals on 142 shots). He's at 43 points and a minus-14 rating through 69 appearances in a top-six role.
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Coyotes' Phil Kessel: Provides pair of assists

Kessel notched two assists and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks. Kessel set up both of Jan Jenik's tallies in the contest, with the latter being the game-winner. The 34-year-old Kessel has distributed three helpers in his last two games. The winger has 42 points, 137 shots on net and a minus-14 rating through 67 appearances. The Coyotes have a significant number of forwards out due to injury, so Kessel may be asked to log more ice time in the final month of the campaign -- he entered Wednesday averaging 16:44 per game.
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Coyotes Forward Phil Kessel Plays In 965th Consecutive NHL Game

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes forward Phil Kessel is playing in his 965th consecutive NHL game tonight against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre. He has surpassed Doug Jarvis for second place on the NHL's all-time consecutive games played list. The 34-year-old forward trails only former Coyotes defenseman Keith...
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