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Canucks re-sign Zack Kassian

Friday, 04.07.2014 / 12:25 PM / News
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Canucks re-sign Zack Kassian
\u201CZack is a skilled, young player and an important member of this team,\u201D said Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning. \u201CHe 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.\u201D

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.

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
2011-2012 Canucks 17 1 2 3 -1 31 0 0 0 18 5.6
2011-2012 Rochester Americans-AHL 30 15 11 26 4 31 2 1 1 94 16.0
2012-2013 Canucks 39 7 4 11 -7 51 2 0 1 49 14.3
2012-2013 Chicago Wolves-AHL 29 8 13 21 -3 61 2 0 0 78 10.3
2013-2014 Canucks 73 14 15 29 -4 124 1 0 2 91 15.4
NHL Totals 156 25 25 50 -13 226 3 0 3 194 12.9
   
 

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