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Canucks acquire Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from Buffalo Sabres

Monday, 27.02.2012 / 4:57 PM / News
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Canucks acquire Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from Buffalo Sabres

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired right wing Zack Kassian and defenceman Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for centre Cody Hodgson and defenceman Alexander Sulzer.

Kassian, 21, has recorded seven points (3-4-7) and 20 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season. The 6’3”, 214 lbs. right wing has registered 26 points (15-11-26) in 30 games with the AHL Rochester Americans. A native of Windsor, ON, Kassian was originally selected 13th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by Buffalo.

Gragnani, 24, has tallied 12 points (1-11-12) and 20 penalty minutes in 44 games with the Sabres this season. In 59 NHL games, the 6’2”, 201 lbs. defenceman has recorded 15 points (2-13-15) and is plus-10 for goals scored at even strength. The Montreal, QC, native was originally selected 87th overall by Buffalo in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Kassian's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-2007 Windsor Jr. Spitfires-Minor-ON 57 32 48 80 136
2006-2007 Leamington Flyers-OJHL-B 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2007-2008 Peterborough Petes-OHL 58 9 12 21 -1 74 1 0
2008-2009 Peterborough Petes-OHL 61 24 39 63 -14 136 13 1
2008-2009 Canada-WJ18-A 6 2 3 5 0
2009-2010 Peterborough Petes-OHL 33 8 19 27 -18 58 1 1
2009-2010 Windsor Spitfires-OHL 5 4 0 4 1 23 0 0
2010-2011 Windsor Spitfires-OHL 56 26 51 77 10 67 6 0
2010-2011 Canada-WJC-A 5 2 1 3 1 27 0 0 0
2011-2012 Sabres 27 3 4 7 -1 20 0 0 0 36 8.3
NHL Totals 27 3 4 7 -1 20 0 0 0 36 8.3
 

Gragnani's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2002-2003 West Island Lions-QAAA 34 3 15 18 22
2003-2004 PEI Rocket-QMJHL 61 2 13 15 22 42 0 0
2004-2005 PEI Rocket-QMJHL 68 10 29 39 -16 48 4 1
2004-2005 United States-WJ18-A 6 0 3 3 0
2005-2006 PEI Rocket-QMJHL 62 16 55 71 -23 75 10 0 1
2006-2007 PEI Rocket-QMJHL 65 22 46 68 8 58 8 5 4
2007-2008 Sabres 2 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 1 0.0
2007-2008 Rochester Americans-AHL 78 14 38 52 -24 38 6 4
2008-2009 Sabres 4 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
2008-2009 Portland Pirates-AHL 76 9 42 51 -1 59 3 1 1
2009-2010 Portland Pirates-AHL 66 12 31 43 2 37 6 0 0
2010-2011 Sabres 9 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 11 9.1
2010-2011 Portland Pirates-AHL 63 12 48 60 22 51 4 1 2 90 13.3
2010-2011 Canada-WC-A 6 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 0
2011-2012 Sabres 44 1 11 12 10 20 1 0 0 35 2.9
NHL Totals 59 2 13 15 10 28 1 0 1 50 4.0