Phil Kessel says thanks to Penguins fans after trade

Phil Kessel says thanks to Penguins fans after trade

Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins controls the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH — In a social media post less than 24 hours after the news broke of a trade that will send Phil Kessel to the desert of Arizona, he thanked Pittsburgh Penguins fans and the team.

In the post, Kessel called his time in the steel city "an incredible run" and that he will "miss the fans, the city and my teammates."

The details of the trade between the Penguins and the Arizona Coyotes include Pittsburgh getting forward Alex Galchenyuk and a defeseman prospect.