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Thomas Vanek | Winger | #26

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (5) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 2 - 2:40 PM

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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.
Nov 28 - 3:13 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.
Nov 22 - 6:59 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.
Nov 8 - 1:33 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.
Oct 27 - 12:42 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.
Oct 18 - 5:35 AM

Thomas Vanek scored a goal in the Canucks' 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.

It was Vanek's first goal in two games this season. He had 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games with Detroit and Florida in 2016-17. It wouldn't be surprising to see him finish with similar numbers this season. Keep in mind that he's averaged just 13:20 minutes over his first two games with Vancouver, so his ice time could end up being a limiting factor.
Oct 11 - 11:11 AM

Thomas Vanek is projected to play alongside the Sedin twins on Saturday.

Vanek was on that line during training camp and it seems they will stick together for at least the start of the campaign. Vanek had 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games with Detroit and Florida last season.
Oct 6 - 4:08 PM

Thomas Vanek is currently skating on a line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin at Canucks practice.

If this trio starts the season together, Vanek will be worth a speculative add in fantasy leagues. The twins have turned even the most average of goal scorers into great fantasy assets in the past. Vanek scored 17-goals last season but will find the back of the net 20+ times playing alongside the Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
Sep 30 - 1:40 PM

Thomas Vanek was one of Vancouver's better forwards during their 4-3 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

This was the second contest of the NHL China Games. Today's game was played in Beijing. Vanek played on a line with Sven Baertschi and Markus Granlund. The trio helped the Canucks get on the board (Baertschi scored) and they added five shots on goal. Vanek is a low-risk signing for the Canucks, and it looks like he might be able to give them some of the offense they've been lacking.
Sep 23 - 11:50 AM

Thomas Vanek is hoping to help the Canucks' awful power play.

The Canucks had the second-worst power play in the league last year at just over 14 percent. "That's one of my specialties," Vanek said of playing on the man-advantage. "I think I am still very good in front of the net and tipping pucks and reading other players and finding that open space, so it's definitely in my mindset to come in there and work for that power-play time." Vanek had five power play goals last season, and he's scored 129 goals on the man-advantage since coming into the league in 2005-06 (second behind Alex Ovechkin).
Sep 2 - 6:57 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year, $2 million contract.

This news isn't surprising. There were plenty of rumblings about the Canucks being one of the teams with heavy interest in the veteran winger. The 33-year-old finished last season with 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games with the Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers. "Thomas has been a prolific scorer throughout his career and we're excited to add his offence and experience to help with the continued growth of our forwards," said Canucks GM Jim Benning. "His skill and ability to contribute on the scoresheet, combined with his lead-by-example style will help our team this year, and will benefit our younger players as they continue to develop their game." Vanek should get plenty of opportunity on a rebuilding Vancouver team, but he still won't have much value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 1 - 5:43 PM

Free-agent forward Thomas Vanek is currently weighing multiple NHL options.

Vanek also said he's waiting on the Red Wings, but "I've got to make up my mind sooner or later." The 33-year-old had 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games with Detroit and Florida last season. "This is something I've never been through," said Vanek. "Usually I went early, so this is different. After the first week, I knew this would drag. I've had a good summer. I've prepared myself like I'm going to play, which most likely I am." Expect him to land a one-year contract somewhere in the next few days.
Aug 31 - 5:03 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are still in the hunt for free-agent forward Thomas Vanek.

There have been rumblings about the Canucks being interested in his services, but his agent, Brian Bartlett, confirmed that bit of news. The Detroit Red Wings have also been in contact with Vanek, and there's a chance he could return there as well. The 33-year-old had 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games with the Red Wings and Panthers last season.
Aug 30 - 10:11 AM

Thomas Vanek's agent, Brian Bartlett, says that his client could still end up with the Detroit Red Wings.

Bartlett told the Detroit Free Press that the Wings "are still in the possibility range. I don’t know that I would say probability range, as we have increased interest around the league for Thomas." Vanek skated in 48 games with Detroit last season before he was traded to Florida prior to the trade deadline. The 33-year-old had 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games in 2016-17.
Aug 29 - 12:38 PM

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All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Nic Dowd
4Markus Granlund
5Brandon Sutter
6Michael Chaput
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brendan Gaunce
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
3Sam Gagner
4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
6Nikolay Goldobin
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
9Ashton Sautner
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson
3Thatcher Demko