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Kessel says he never used lonely theater room in Pittsburgh house


Phil Kessel's suburban Pittsburgh home hit the real estate market this summer following his trade to the Arizona Coyotes, and it quickly went viral thanks to a photo of its single-seat theater room.

Kessel explained during a Tuesday interview with NHL Network that there was a good reason for the emptiness: he never used the room.

"I was selling my house and, you know, there's nothing in there, right? It was used as a bedroom, like a blow-up mattress and everything," Kessel said. "I actually never used that movie room one time, but my realtor's wife thought it was a good thing to put in there one chair or something, look like I used it or something. But, I don't know. I never used it one time there."

Kessel's realtor, Dave Tumpa, said they thought the single chair "would be cute" and highlight the size of the room.

The listing for the house is still up, so it appears it hasn't sold yet.

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