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Amanda Kessel, Phil’s sister, now plays an important role with the Penguins
Phil Kessel is and always has been a popular figure in the NHL.

After all, we’re talking about a guy who really doesn’t look like a field hockey player off the ice… But we’re also talking about an excellent player on the ice. His love of junk food is well known, and despite this, the American currently holds the record for most consecutive games played with 1,064.

That’s a lot.

Phil isn’t the only member of his family to have worn his country’s colors on the international stage. For those who didn’t know, his sister Amanda has been a member of the U.S. team for several years now…

And she also works in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

She was a senior executive in the franchise’s executive management program… And now the Penguins have promoted her to Special Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations and General Manager.

Great news for her, who is one of the most prolific players in the history of the U.S. Women’s National Team :

His brother Phil is still free as a bird at the time of writing.

The man who won the Stanley Cup with the Vegas Golden Knights last spring isn’t thinking of retiring just yet, either…

And I wonder if the possibility of him returning to Pittsburgh is real because of his sister. She won’t be making the decision, we agree…

But it’s certain that her presence in the Penguins’ offices could play a role. In any case, Phil is well known there, having won two Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh…

And perhaps a return to the city would suit him, not least because Kyle Dubas is still looking to add some punch to his line-up.

That said, Phil Kessel is 35 years old, and we know there are already a few “aging” players on the Penguins.

In a nutshell.

All this to say that Amanda Kessel now has a big role to play in Pittsburgh. Another woman, in other words, given important tasks within a professional team.

That’s it!

In Brief

– No, it’s not.

– The competition begins tomorrow, Monday.

– Come on girls.

– Nothing surprising here.

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