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Zack Kassian | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
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Zack Kassian (lower body) took part in the Canucks' season opener.
Kassian netted a goal in Vancouver's 4-2 victory over Calgary. He also recorded two hits and was assessed a minor interference penalty. Oct 10 - 12:55 AM

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Zack Kassian (lower body) skated on Thursday and he hopes to play in Saturday's preseason finale.

He is slated to take part in Friday's practice and his status will be determined afterward. Kassian has been skating on the second line at training camp, which could lead to him opening the season with Nick Bonino and Alex Burrows.
Oct 2 - 5:55 PM

Zack Kassian has been on the second line in training camp thus far.

Kassian has been playing with Nick Bonino and Alex Burrows and if he sticks there, his fantasy value will go up big time. Kassian had 29 points and 124 penalty minutes last season and could be in line for 35-40 points and 150-plus penalty minutes if he can stay as a second liner.
Sep 21 - 10:15 AM

Zack Kassian thinks he received a "fair contract" from Vancouver based on where he's at in his career.

He will earn $1.5 million next year and $2 million the season after that. "I feel I can do more but you have to show that on the ice and that's coming in the next couple of years, and so on and so forth," he added. Kassian had 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games last year.
Jul 5 - 4:00 PM

Zack Kassian's agent, Paul Krepelka, confirmed that a two-year deal worth $3.5 million was signed with the Canucks on Thursday.

Kassian produced 14 goals, 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games with Vancouver last season. He is projected to play on the second or third line next year.
Jul 4 - 9:37 AM

Reports out of Vancouver suggest the Canucks are close to inking Zack Kassian to a two-year contract extension.

The well-known agitator registered 29 points in 73 games last season and though more offense was expected when he was acquired by Vancouver, he offers decent production for a third or fourth liner. We'll pass along the specifics of the deal if/when it comes to fruition.
Jul 3 - 9:11 PM

Zack Kassian presents an interesting problem for the Vancouver Canucks.

The right winger is about to be a restricted free agent. He has played 156 games with the Sabres and Canucks, compiling 25 goals and 25 assists. He scored 14 goals and added 15 assists in 73 games with Vancouver this season and ended stronger than he started it, with three goals and 10 points in his final 10 games, including a four-assist game against Edmonton March 23. Kassian’s entry-level contract, which ended, had him making an average of $870,000 a season. His qualifying offer, according to CapGeek, would actually be lower than that. While a qualifying offer generally has to be an increase on a previous contract, part of Kassian’s entry-level deal included a signing bonus and his base salary this past year was $810,000, meaning his qualifying offer would need to be, at minimum, $850,500. Check out analysis of this issue at
May 10 - 11:09 AM

Zack Kassian continued his hot pace for the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night, scoring a goal and adding an assist in his team's 5-2 loss in Edmonton.

With one game left in the Canucks' regular season, Sunday against Calgary in Vancouver, Kassian has 14 goals and 15 assists. He's been the Canucks' leading scorer in 16 games since the Olympic break with 12 points. The Canucks have not had a good season and won't be in the playoffs, but Kassian gives them some optimism for the future. The same is true for Shawn Matthias, who also had a goal (his 12th) and an assist (11th) for the Canucks in Edmonton.
Apr 13 - 1:29 AM

Zack Kassian has three goals and a team-leading 10 points in 15 games since the Olympic break.

Kassian isn't known for his offensive abilities, but he's giving the Canucks a glimmer of hope that he might develop into a more well-rounded forward. "His whole game, with and without the puck, has been more consistent," Tortorella said. "And I think he has the puck more because he's been more consistent away from the puck." He has 13 goals and 27 points in 69 games this season.
Apr 7 - 11:05 AM

Zack Kassian had an assist on Saturday to boost his scoring streak to four games.

Kassian has two goals and seven points in the four game streak to give him 13 goals and 26 points this season with 124 penalty minutes which is ninth best in the NHL.
Mar 31 - 10:39 AM

Zach Kassian scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.

Kassian is now in a three-game point streak with two goals and four assists in those games. He has 13 goals and 12 assists with 122 penalty minutes in 66 games this season. Defenseman Yannick Weber scored the other goal for the Canucks.
Mar 28 - 3:38 AM

Zack Kassian enjoyed an exceptional night against his former team as he registered four assists in a 4-2 win over Buffalo.

If you saw this outburst coming you might have a future as a psychic as Kassian entered the game with just eight helpers in 63 contests. Shawn Matthias also had a big night, recording a goal and two assists in the win while Brad Richardson, Yannick Weber and David Booth all tallied for the Canucks.
Mar 23 - 10:59 PM

Zack Kassian has finished serving his three-game suspension.

He was banned for a hit-from-behind last Thursday on Dallas' Brenden Dillon. Kassian will be ready to return to the lineup on Friday night against Washington, so get him back in the lineup if you normally would.
Mar 13 - 6:09 PM

Zack Kassian has been suspended for three games for boarding Dallas' Brenden Dillon.

Dillon wasn't hurt as a result of the incident. Kassian will be eligible to return on March 14. He has 18 points and 118 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
Mar 7 - 4:48 PM

Zack Kassian scores his 11th goal of the 2013-14 campaign as the Vancouver Canucks fell 4-2 to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

He did a little of everything today, generating that tally, getting two PIM, three SOG and one hit. His 103 PIM make his spotty scoring and so-so peripherals easier to stomach, but fantasy owners would love to see more consistent numbers from the 23-year-old power forward.
Mar 2 - 7:37 PM

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2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Brad Richardson
5Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack