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Thomas Vanek | Winger | #26

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Thomas Vanek has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
This looks to be strictly a rental as the Canucks will get Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen in return. Vanek will definitely help out the woeful Columbus power play and see top-six minutes in five-on-five situations. Vanek has 17 goals and 41 points this season in 61 games and was a healthy scratch Sunday as the Canucks did not want to ruin a trade if he got hurt. He is worth picking up in deeper pools at this time. Feb 26 - 2:50 PM

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The Canucks will hold Thomas Vanek out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Vanek has 17 goals and 41 points in 61 games this season, a compelling stat line for teams in the playoff hunt. Look for the 34-year-old to be moved sometime before Monday's 3:00 p.m. ET trade deadline.
Feb 25 - 7:38 PM

Thomas Vanek scored his 15th goal of the season Saturday.

Vanek is having quite a nice season with 37 points in 52 games and it would not be surprising at all if a playoff bound team is interested in him at the trade deadline. The talented Austrian is 34 but is having his best season since 2013-14 when he had 68 points for three different teams in his contract year.
Feb 4 - 9:57 AM

Thomas Vanek and the Vancouver Canucks were held scoreless in a 4-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Vanek had three points on Tuesday night, but he couldn't get anything going on Thursday, as the Canucks were held scoreless by the lowly Buffalo Sabres. He has tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 48 games this season.
Jan 26 - 12:50 AM

Thomas Vanek picked up a goal with two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-2 victory against Los Angeles.

Vanek has posted multi-point efforts in four of his past 14 contests, totaling seven goals and 10 assists during the impressive span. He also has seven scoreless games during the run, so he has been rather boom or bust lately. But he remains one of the few must-start fantasy options on the Vancouver roster.
Jan 24 - 1:45 AM

Thomas Vanek scored his 13th goal of the season in Sunday's overtime win against Minnesota.

Vanek now has 13 goals and 32 points in 45 games this season. The 33-year-old has a minus-15 rating this season, but now has three points in his last two games. Vanek scored the tying goal late in the third period to help Vancouver scrape out the road victory.
Jan 14 - 10:55 PM

Thomas Vanek picked up a pair of assists in Friday's 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Both of Vanek's assists came while the Canucks were on the power play. He notched the primary helper on Sven Baertschi's goal that tied the game at one and he also helped set up Brendan Gaunce's marker to make it 3-2 for the Canucks. Vanek finished the game with a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 13:39 of ice time. The veteran now has 12 goals and 31 points in 44 games with the Canucks this season.
Jan 12 - 9:51 PM

Thomas Vanek had a hand in all five goals scored by the Vancouver Canucks in a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Vanek scored two goals and assisted on three others, one from Brock Boeser and two from Sam Gagner in the 5-2 win. Vanek now has 12 goals and 28 points in 38 games this season.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:44:00 AM

Thomas Vanek scored his first hat-trick in three years in a 7-5 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Thomas Vanek hadn't recorded a point in six games prior to Tuesday. He exploded for his first hat-trick since Mar. 18, 2014, when he was a member of the Montreal Canadiens. The Canucks also got goals from Daniel Sedin and Brock Boeser in the loss. Vanek now has 10 goals and 21 points in 35 games this season.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 01:19:00 AM

If you are looking for one Vancouver player to do well against Toronto Saturday night, consider Thomas Vanek.

Vanek has killed the Maple Leafs over his career. In 58 games against Toronto, Vanek has registered 57 points. Just thought you should know.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Thomas Vanek has amassed 10 points in the last 11 games.

Vanek has generated one goal and nine assists during that span and he had a five-game point streak from Nov. 14-Nov. 22. The 33-year-old veteran has 16 points in 24 contests this year.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Thomas Vanek extended his point streak to four games on Tuesday.

Vanek kept the run going by registering an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 win over Philadelphia. He's up to five goals and 13 points in 21 contests in 2017-18. He had 48 points last season with Detroit and Florida and it wouldn't be surprising to see him end up with a similar level of production in 2017-18.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 06:59:00 AM

Thomas Vanek scored a goal with an assist and a plus-1 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win at Calgary.

The 33-year-old is having a resurgence of sorts in Vancouver, as he is on target for 23 goals which would be his most since he notched 26 markers in 2011-12. Vanek remains a solid fantasy forward for his occasional scoring, but his plus/minus rating could be a deterrent the longer the season wears on in Vancouver.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 01:33:00 AM

Thomas Vanek scored in the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Vanek had gone three straight games without registering a point before Thursday night, returning to the score sheet in the opening period. Vanek started the season with four points in six games before cooling off. Just like last season, Vanek has four goals through 10 games. The forward, however, reached those four goals in seven games last year.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:42:00 AM

Thomas Vanek netted a goal in Vancouver's 3-0 win against Ottawa Tuesday night.

Vanek also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating. He has recorded a point in three of his last four contests.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 05:35:00 AM

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