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Thomas Vanek
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: January 19, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Vienna, Austria
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *T-2nd on team assists, 4th in scoring *Notched two points (1-1=2) vs. NYI (12/9) *Recorded season high three points (1-2=3) including game tying goal with 1:52 left at DAL (11/28) *Had a 3-game point streak (1-3=4, 10/28-11/1) *Skated season high 20:42 at NYR (10/27) *Recorded first multi-point game of season with two assists vs. TB (10/25) *Led team with 7 shots at ANA (10/17) and at OTT (11/6)
USHL First All-Star Team (2002) USHL MVP (2002) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2003, 2004) WCHA Rookie of the Year (2003) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2003) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2004) AHL All-Rookie Team (2005) NHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009) Signed as a free agent by Graz (Austria), October 1, 2012. Traded to NY Islanders by Buffalo for Matt Moulson and NY Islanders' 1st and 2nd round choices in 2015 Entry Draft, October 27, 2013. Traded to Montreal by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 5th round choice (Nikolas Koberstein) in 2014 Entry Draft for Sebastian Collberg and Montreal's 2nd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Johnathan MacLeod) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2014.
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I might have blacked out. I was pretty pumped.

— New Jersey Devils rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL win Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series