3 Free-Agent Destinations for Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel won his third Stanley Cup this week and ensured to throw some serious shade at the Toronto media who said he would never win a thing. Kessel didn't play down the stretch but if you ask any Vegas Golden Knight, they'll tell you Kessel was a big part of the room and his character was important to help keep the team loose. After he blasted the Toronto media, Kessel also confirmed he's playing next season and admitted Vegas may not have room. Here's three teams who will have interest in the arguably future hall-of-famer:

Dallas Stars

The Stars have had some success when it comes to adding veteran forwards and this summer could be no different. They currently only have just over $7 million in cap space and will be looking at cheap options to add some secondary scoring. Kessel is a bit of a wild card as he's strictly an offensive weapon but isn't necessarily suited for a third line checking role. The Stars could take a gamble here and add Kessel for a middle-six role.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild need more offense and this could be a situation with mutual interest between Bill Guerin and Kessel. Minnesota is near and dear to Kessel's heart and considering the Wild have a chance to contend, there's a very strong chance the two sides work out a one-year deal at roughly $1 million.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals were hopeful Connor Brown was going to give them some depth at right wing last season but injuries derailed Brown's season. Kessel is someone the Caps could consider at the league minimum. He'd be great for their second power-play unit behind Alex Ovechkin and company and given his personality, he'd fit into all the wild and wacky that goes on in Washington. The Capitals will be in the market for cheap UFAs and Kessel could be one to sign.

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