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Thomas Vanek

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW/RW
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    214 lbs / 97 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    18/19

Brother-in-law: Josef Vasicek

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 Rochester Jr. Americans NAHL 14 6 4 10 8 |
Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 35 15 18 33 12 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 20 19 10 29 15 | Playoffs 8 5 4 9 2
2001-02 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 53 46 45 91 54 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 9
Austria U20 WJC-20 D1 5 5 6 11 2 5 |
2002-03 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 45 31 31 62 60 |
Austria U20 WJC-20 D1 5 9 4 13 10 5 |
2003-04 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 38 26 25 51 72 |
Austria U20 “C” WJC-20 6 3 1 4 37 -8 |
Austria WC 6 2 5 7 0 2 |
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 74 42 26 68 62 -3 | Playoffs 5 2 3 5 10 4
Austria OGQ 3 1 0 1 0 -1 |
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 25 23 48 72 -11 | Playoffs 10 2 0 2 6 -1
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 43 41 84 40 47 | Playoffs 16 6 4 10 10 2
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 36 28 64 64 -5 |
Austria WC D1 5 5 5 10 6 2 |
Austria (all) International 5 5 5 10 6 |
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 40 24 64 44 -1 |
Austria WC 6 1 3 4 2 -1 |
Austria (all) International 6 1 3 4 2 |
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 28 25 53 42 9 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3 2 1
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 32 41 73 24 2 | Playoffs 7 5 0 5 0 -7
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres “A” NHL 78 26 35 61 52 -6 |
2012-13 Graz 99ers EBEL 11 5 10 15 4 -3 |
Buffalo Sabres “A” NHL 38 20 21 41 20 -1 |
Austria “A” WC 7 4 2 6 2 -2 |
Austria (all) International 7 4 2 6 2 -2 |
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 13 4 5 9 4 -5 |
New York Islanders NHL 47 17 27 44 34 4 |
Montréal Canadiens NHL 18 6 9 15 8 8 | Playoffs 17 5 5 10 4 -4
Austria “C” OG 4 0 1 1 4 -4 |
Austria (all) International 4 0 1 1 4 -4 |
2014-15 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 21 31 52 37 -6 | Playoffs 10 0 4 4 2 -7
2015-16 Minnesota Wild NHL 74 18 23 41 22 -10 |
2016-17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 15 23 38 16 2 |
Florida Panthers NHL 20 2 8 10 6 -7 |
Team Europe WCup 6 0 1 1 2 -2 |
2017-18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 61 17 24 41 28 -12 |
Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 19 7 8 15 8 9 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 2 -1
2018-19 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 1 0 1 4 -8 |
2018-19 NHL stats powered by NHL.com
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 74 42 26 68 0.92 62 -3 | 5 2 3 5 1.00 10 4
EBEL 11 5 10 15 1.36 4 -3 |
International 22 10 11 21 0.95 14 -6 |
NAHL 14 6 4 10 0.71 8 0 |
NCAA 83 57 56 113 1.36 132 0 |
NHL 971 358 396 754 0.78 525 9 | 69 21 15 36 0.52 26 -17
OG 4 0 1 1 0.25 4 -4 |
OGQ 3 1 0 1 0.33 0 -1 |
USHL 108 80 73 153 1.42 81 0 | 14 5 5 10 0.71 11 0
WC 19 7 10 17 0.89 4 -1 |
WC D1 5 5 5 10 2.00 6 2 |
WCup 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 -2 |
WJC-20 6 3 1 4 0.67 37 -8 |
WJC-20 D1 10 14 10 24 2.40 12 10 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/01/2018
07/01/2018 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets Detroit Red Wings
02/26/2018
02/26/2018 Confirmed Vancouver Canucks Columbus Blue Jackets
09/01/2017
09/01/2017 Confirmed Florida Panthers Vancouver Canucks
03/01/2017
03/01/2017 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Confirmed Minnesota Wild Detroit Red Wings
06/24/2016
06/24/2016 Confirmed Minnesota Wild Unknown
07/01/2014
07/01/2014 Confirmed Montréal Canadiens Minnesota Wild
03/05/2014
03/05/2014 Confirmed New York Islanders Montréal Canadiens
10/27/2013
10/27/2013 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders
10/01/2012
10/01/2012 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres Graz 99ers
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2001, 1 #25 overall by Brandon Wheat Kings in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Austria

Cult/Star player for Buffalo Sabres

Cult/Star player for Sioux Falls Stampede

Career transactions
- 2014-03-05 • Traded to the Montréal Canadiens for Sebastian Collberg and a conditional 2nd-round draft pick.
- 2013-10-27 • Traded to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson and a 2014 1st and 2015 2nd-round NHL draft pick.

Memorable dates and notes
- 2004-04-15 • Debut for Team Austria (1:2 vs. Germany in Ravensburg, GER)
- 2003-04-12 • Scored the GWG against New Hampshire in the National-Championship-Game at the NCAA-FrozenFour.
- He has Czech and Slovak parents. His father Zdeněk Vaněk (born in Hradec Králové) was a proffesional ice-hockey player as well. His mother Jarmila Vaňková is Slovak. They moved from Czechoslovakia two years before Thomas was born.

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