He's young. He's fast. He's explosive—and he's been silencing critics with his exceptional play well into the 2011-12 NHL season.
Oh, did I mention he plays for the Maple Leafs?
Phil Kessel has climbed the rankings of elite talents in professional hockey and has clearly emerged as one of the NHL's most dangerous scorers.
It doesn't matter if he is leading the NHL in points or goals. The fact that we can even utter his name in a conversation about Hart Trophy candidates is revelation unto itself.
Once considered a pure goal-scorer and a one dimensional player, Kessel has evolved into much more than that as a Maple Leaf.
In the spirit of honoring his greatest and most recognized attributes, let's have a look at 10 of Kessel's most spectacular goals in his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs.