Phil Kessel spills the beans on that home theatre photo that went viral

Phil Kessel may be busy preparing for his first season with the Arizona Coyotes, but that doesn’t mean he has no time to dish on that viral photo from earlier this summer.

Shortly after the trade that sent him to Arizona, Kessel put his Pittsburgh home up for sale. That alone is pretty normal for an NHL star moving to a new city, but the photo of the theatre in the basement of his home was anything but.

The photo above was unanimously deemed hilarious, but according to the former Penguins sniper, there’s a good reason for that incredibly lonely chair.

"I was selling my house and, you know, there's nothing in there, right?” Kessel shared with the NHL Network. “It was used as a bedroom, like a blow-up mattress and everything. 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."

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This probably isn’t the “what, I like movies” response that you may have been expecting, but Kessel’s realtor, Dave Tumpa, can corroborate his client’s story. The single chair, as Tumpa explains, was placed in the frame to draw attention to the size of the room.

Plus, Tumpa and his wife apparently thought the chair “would be cute.”

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