Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed Zack Kassian.
“Zack is a skilled, young player and an important member of this team,” said Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning. “He has the ability to impact a game both with his talent and size. We look forward to seeing him continue to develop as a Canuck.”
Kassian, 23, collected 29 points (14-15-29) and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games with the Canucks in 2013.14. He received the Pavel Bure “Most Exciting Player” Award, as voted by the fans, for his on-ice performance. The 6’3”, 204-pound forward has accumulated 50 points (25-25-50) and 226 penalty minutes in 156 career NHL games.
The Windsor, Ontario native has represented his country on the international stage, winning a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships. Prior to his NHL career, Kassian won the 2010 Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires.
Kassian was originally selected 13th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He was acquired by Vancouver from Buffalo in exchange for Cody Hodgson on February 27, 2012.
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