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Kessel signs 5-year, $27M deal

Updated: September 19, 2009, 11:52 AM ET
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The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired winger Phil Kessel from the Boston Bruins on Friday in a mega-deal that had been rumored for more than a week.

In exchange, the Leafs sent the Bruins a first- and second-round pick in the 2010 draft, plus a first-round pick in the 2011 draft. The 21-year-old Kessel, a restricted free agent, signed a five-year, $27 million deal with the Leafs.

"Bringing Phil Kessel aboard, it's a statement to our players that we intend to be competitive right ...

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