The Boston Bruins are a team that should consider Phil Kessel at this point
The Boston Bruins had Phil Kessel at one point. He was the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft and he stayed with the Boston Bruins for three seasons. With them, he played in 222 games and scored 66 goals and 60 assists for 126 points.
His rookie year saw him win the NHL’s Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. He did it after coming back from cancer and he is the first rookie in the history of the NHL to ever have won the award.
Boston traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs which is where he became a true star in the league. In exchange for Kessel, the Bruins landed a first-round pick in 2010 (Tyler Seguin), a second-round pick in 2010 (Jared Knight), and a first-round pick in 2011 (Dougie Hamilton).
Now would be a perfect time for Kessel to make the trip back to the Bruins. He’d bring a sense of veteran leadership and depth to that forward group. They don’t have the likes of Taylor Hall or Nick Foligno like they did last year so adding a guy like Kessel might help them make up for it.
Kessel would be a good fit on the Bruins because he could still fit in on any line they have. He is probably a middle-six forward at this point of his career which is perfect for them. We know their defense and goaltending is elite so someone like Kessel could be used to help the offense.