Canucks re-signed Zack Kassian

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July 4,2014(ISN) – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has re-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.

ZACK KASSIAN’S CAREER STATISTICS

                                            — Regular Season —  —- Playoffs —-

Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM

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2007-08  Peterborough Petes          OHL    58    9   12   21   74   5   1   0   1   2

2008-09  Peterborough Petes          OHL    61   24   39   63  136   4   0   2   2   8

2009-10  Peterborough Petes          OHL    33    8   19   27   58  —  —  —  —  —

2009-10  Windsor Spitfires           OHL     5    4    0    4   23  19   7   9  16  38

2010-11  Windsor Spitfires           OHL    56   26   51   77   67  16   6  10  16  37

2010-11  Portland Pirates            AHL    —   —   —   —   —   3   0   0   0   2

2011-12  Rochester Americans         AHL    30   15   11   26   31  —  —  —  —  —

2011-12  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    27    3    4    7   20  —  —  —  —  —

2011-12  Vancouver Canucks           NHL    17    1    2    3   31   4   0   0   0   2

2012-13  Chicago Wolves              AHL    29    8   13   21   61  —  —  —  —  —

2012-13  Vancouver Canucks           NHL    39    7    4   11   51   4   0   0   0   4

2013-14  Vancouver Canucks           NHL    73   14   15   29  124  —  —  —  —  —

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         NHL Totals                        156   25   25   50  226   8   0   0   0   6

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