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Thomas Vanek | Winger | #26

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Mike Yeo announced that forwards Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker would be healthy scratches on Saturday against the Blues.
With the Wild losing four straight, Coach Yeo deemed it necessary to send a powerful message to his team that they need to improve. Vanek has only one point in his last eight games. Chris Porter and Tyler Graovac will enter the lineup tonight. Feb 6 - 1:15 PM

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Thomas Vanek was one of several Wild players who didn't register a shot on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu didn't have a shot either, as the team's forward group combined for just six all game. Vanek hasn't been credited with a shot in five of his last eight matches.

Thomas Vanek picked up his first assist in 13 games Thursday night.

He set up a one-timer goal by Zach Parise on the power play to open the scoring in a 3-0 win against Los Angeles. Vanek has been cold offensively with only three goals during his assist drought. He has 14 goals and 29 points in 47 matches.
Jan 22 - 9:31 AM

Thomas Vanek has not been credited with a shot on goal in his last two games.

Minnesota has been shut out in both of those contests and the team needs its players to stop passing up opportunities and start shooting more. Vanek, who has 312 goals in his career, has scored 14 times this season in 45 games.
Jan 19 - 12:33 PM

Thomas Vanek scored for the Wild in their 2-1 win against the Stars on Saturday night.

Vanek’s goal is considered the winner. He has 13 goals and 27 points this season, so he should be set for his 10th 20-goal season. Vanek has his detractors because of his volatile nature of production and lack of effort at times, but you can't dispute the stats. Ryan Carter got the other marker.
Jan 9 - 10:57 PM

Thomas Vanek picked up his second goal of December during Thursday's 3-1 win over St. Louis.

Vanek is now up to 12 goals this season, which quite a bit off track from where he was coming into the month. Either way he now has 26 points in 36 games, which isn't bad at all.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Thomas Vanek recorded an assist in a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Vanek has 11 goals and 25 points in 34 contests in 2015-16. That puts him on pace for 59 points, which is a reasonable expectation for him this season.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Thomas Vanek scored a goal and tacked on three helpers in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

The goal was Vanek's eleventh of the season. Held scoreless in his last six games, Vanek exploded in the win over Vancouver, registering four points, a plus-2 rating and had just over 17 minutes of ice time. The 31-year-old now totals 11 goals and 23 points in 29 games.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Thomas Vanek recorded two points in the Wild’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

Vanek scored and assisted on Charlie Coyle’s first-period marker. At this rate, Vanek is going to easily shatter last season’s highs (21 goals, 52 points) and potentially get into the 30-goal range for the fifth time in his career. Coyle also had an assist, with Jason Pominville scoring the other goal.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Thomas Vanek scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Predators.

Vanek assisted on Ryan Suter's power play tally in the first period and scored on the man-advantage in the third frame. The 31-year-old has six points in his last six contests and has eight goals and 16 points in 19 games.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:21:00 AM

Thomas Vanek stayed with Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville on Thursday night.

He scored his seventh goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Granlund and Pominville earned assists on Vanek's third goal in his last two games. He has been much more confident this season and has 13 points in 15 games.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Thomas Vanek was promoted to a top-six role in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

He took Charlie Coyle's spot alongside Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville. The move paid immediate dividends when it was made to open the second period, as Vanek scored two goals to help the Wild build a 5-1 lead.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Thomas Vanek scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Vanek did all of his damage in the second period. His goals gave Minnesota 2-1 and 4-1 leads in the game. His last goal led to Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec being pulled. The 31-year-old has six goals and 12 points in 14 games this season.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 01:04:00 AM

Thomas Vanek picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-2 OT loss to St. Louis.

With the Wild trailing 2-1, Vanek helped set up Erik Haula's first goal of the season. He's now picked up at least one point in six consecutive games. The 31-year-old has four goals and 10 points in 11 games this season.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Thomas Vanek contributed two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Edmonton.

One of his helpers set up Charlie Coyle for the game-winning goal in the third period. Vanek extended his point streak (two goals, three assists) to four straight games Tuesday. He has eight points in nine games this year.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Tyler Graovac
5Jarret Stoll
6Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Chris Porter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Tyson Strachan
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom