Not only did the former Leaf win his second Stanley Cup, but he also ate one of the best meals out of the Cup ever and his name showed up just about everywhere.
Plus, just days before the season, Kessel celebrated his 30th birthday.
Wednesday night, the Penguins opened the season against the Blues and they raised a banner for winning the Cup for the second straight season.
For every team's first home game, they introduce every player and when they introduced Kessel, fans couldn't help but notice how wonderful his flow is.
Kessel is a two-time Stanley Cup champion and he's now in the best flow in the show conversation. How can you not like the man?
We can't help but wonder how the legend of Kessel will grow if the Penguins win their third straight Cup this season.
(H/T: NHL on NBC)