Boston Bruins: Top 10 Draft Picks From The Last 20 Years

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#4 – Phil Kessel – 2006

Almost immediately upon joining the league, Phil Kessel became one of the most prolific scorers in the entire NHL. With five consecutive full seasons of 30 goals or more, including 20 goals in between during the lockout shortened season — 20 goals and 32 assists for 52 points in 48 games — Phil Kessel has always been known as one of the best goal scorers in the league. His worst statistical season came during the 2014-15 season when he scored 25 goals and added 36 assists for 61 points in 82 games, which isn’t bad at all in today’s NHL. Phil Kessel currently has 254 goals, as well as 281 assists for 535 points in 691 career NHL games, and once he find chemistry with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, there’s no telling what his ceiling could be.

Phil Kessel fell out of favor with Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien early on in his career, and that resulted in a trade that shocked the hockey world between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs just three seasons into Kessel’s career.

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