Matt Kassian

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Matt Kassian
Matt Kassian 2013-05-17.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs.
Born (1986-10-28) October 28, 1986 (age 27)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Minnesota Wild
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 57th overall, 2005
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2007–present

Matt Kassian (born October 28, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Kassian is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] He previously played for the Minnesota Wild, who drafted him in 2005.

Career[edit]

Kassian made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season after originally being selected in the second round, 57th overall, by Minnesota in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.[2] His junior hockey career was spent with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.

On November 3, 2010, the Minnesota Wild recalled Kassian from the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros.[3] During the month of November 2010 Kassian played four games for the Wild, collecting 12 minutes in penalties and no points, with only a single shot on goal. He was then assigned back to the Aeros in December. He was re-called from the Aeros in mid-January.[4] He recorded his first NHL goal on March 1, 2012 in the first period of a game against the Montreal Canadiens. He scored his second NHL goal in the third period of that same game.[5]

On March 12, 2013, Kassian was traded from the Wild to the Ottawa Senators for a sixth round draft pick in 2014.[6]

He is of no relation to fellow NHL forward Zack Kassian.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Vancouver Giants WHL 37 1 0 1 42 3 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Vancouver Giants WHL 41 0 3 3 89
2004–05 Kamloops Blazers WHL 28 3 0 3 83 6 1 2 3 14
2005–06 Kamloops Blazers WHL 67 5 6 11 147
2006–07 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 8 10 18 162 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 19 0 0 0 48
2007–08 Texas Wildcatters ECHL 47 6 4 10 90
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 56 1 2 3 130 4 0 0 0 10
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 59 2 4 6 149
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 60 4 4 8 132 8 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 0 0 0 12
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 24 2 0 2 55
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 26 2 2 4 34
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 9 1 0 1 12
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 1 0 1 47 5 0 2 2 17
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 1 1 2 63
NHL totals 76 4 1 5 177 5 0 2 2 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Kassian (Ottawa Senators Roster)". Ottawa Senators. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ News Release: Senators acquire forward Matt Kassian from Minnesota in exchange for Ottawa’s sixth-round draft pick in 2014 http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=659799
  3. ^ "Wild recall Kassian; Latendresse on IR". Minnesota Wild. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Matt Kassian (NHL Player Profile)". National Hockey League. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kassian tallies two goals in win over Canadiens". The Sports Network. 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  6. ^ "Senators acquire Matt Kassian from Wild for draft pick". The Sports Network. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  7. ^ March 16: Gameday Goodie - Matt Kassian http://video.senators.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=221123

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