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Thomas Vanek
G A Pts
17 31 48
Team: Florida Panthers Height: 6-2 Born: 1/19/1984
Position: LWWeight: 214 Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Mar. 24 7:08 AM PT8:08 AM MT9:08 AM CT10:08 AM ET14:08 GMT22:08 7:08 AM MST9:08 AM EST18:08 UAE10:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek had an assist as the Panthers beat the Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Vanek now has seven assists in his last six games after notching just one goal in his first five contests with the Panthers.
Mar. 15 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET15:03 GMT23:03 8:03 AM MST10:03 AM EST19:03 UAE11:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek had a career-high four assists and the Panthers beat the Maple Leafs 7-2 on Tuesday night to stop a five-game slide.
Analysis: Vanek experienced his first victory with the Panthers since he was acquired March 1 in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings, a span of six games. He had just one goal since the trade.
Mar. 7 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST8:33 UAE23:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek scored his first goal in a Panthers uniform but finished a minus-2 in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: The veteran wing had been held without a point in his first two games since being acquired from Detroit last week. Vanek is playing on one of Florida's top two lines and is receiving plenty of power-play time, so he's got a solid chance of maintaining the level of production he had with the Red Wings.
Mar. 1 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE11:14 ETNaN:� BRT - The Red Wings have reached an agreement to trade Vanek to the Florida Panthers.
Analysis: In Vanek, the Panthers add a high-scoring veteran forward in their bid to make a late-season playoff push. He signed a one-year deal with Detroit last summer. He has 15 goals and 38 points in 48 games this season.
Feb. 19 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST2:30 UAE (+1)17:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek scored his 15th goal in Sunday's win at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Vanek has three goals in six games after going seven without one. He has 37 points in 46 games after totaling 41 in 74 contests last season with Minnesota.
Feb. 15 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST1:42 UAE (+1)16:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek is expected to play Wednesday against the Blues after missing one game with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Vanek, who has two goals and two assists over his last three games, shares the team lead with 14 goals.
Feb. 11 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET0:36 GMT8:36 5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST4:36 UAE (+1)19:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek scored his 14th goal Saturday in Columbus but suffered a lower-body injury and sat out Sunday against Minnesota.
Analysis: He has two goals and three assists in his last five games.
Feb. 10 6:30 AM PT7:30 AM MT8:30 AM CT9:30 AM ET14:30 GMT22:30 7:30 AM MST9:30 AM EST18:30 UAE9:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek had two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has four points over a four-game stretch.
Feb. 8 8:05 AM PT9:05 AM MT10:05 AM CT11:05 AM ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST20:05 UAE11:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek ended a seven-game goal drought with a power-play tally in Tuesday's overtime loss to Columbus.
Analysis: Though the veteran wing scored just twice over his previous 11 games, he still leads Detroit with 13 goals and should draw considerable interest at the trade deadline should the Red Wings decide to move him.
Jan. 22 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST22:12 UAE13:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek exited Sunday's game against the Rangers in the first period with an apparent lower-body injury and did not return.
Analysis: Vanek leads Detroit with 12 goals and 31 points despite missing 11 games with a hip injury earlier this season. The Red Wings went 3-8-1 with the veteran wing out of the lineup, so losing him for an extended period may prove costly.
Jan. 16 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST3:22 UAE (+1)18:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek scored in the Wings' 1-0 win over Montreal on Monday.
Analysis: Vanek has scored in back-to-back games and has five goals and four assists during a six-game point streak. His seven goals in 10 games since Dec. 27 are tied for second-most in the league.
Jan. 13 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST20:29 UAE11:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek recorded an assist in Thursday's loss at Dallas to stretch his point streak to four games.
Analysis: The veteran sniper has six points over the run and has registered at least one in nine of his last 11 games, amassing five goals and seven assists during that time period.
Jan. 8 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST20:11 UAE11:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek followed Thursday's two-goal game with a goal and an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He has five goals and two assists over his last six games.
Jan. 6 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST0:03 UAE (+1)15:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek scored two goals to help the Red Wings to Thursday's 4-0 win at Los Angeles.
Analysis: The soon-to-be 33-year-old continues to show he's still got plenty left. Vanek now has four goals over his last five games and 23 points in 28 games during what's been a resurgent first season in Detroit.
Jan. 1 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET23:33 GMT7:33 4:33 PM MST6:33 PM EST3:33 UAE (+1)18:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek had an assist Sunday.
Analysis: He has two goals and two assists during a four-game point streak.
Oct. 27 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)23:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek will return to the Red Wings' lineup for Sunday's game against Calgary.
Analysis: The veteran wing is back from an 11-game absence caused by a hip injury. Vanek was off to a tremendous start prior to getting hurt, amassing four goals and four assists in seven games.
Oct. 22 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST4:57 UAE (+1)20:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-0 win over San Jose.
Analysis: Vanek has notched a point in four of six games and is tied for the team lead with seven points. He's off to a fantastic start after finishing last season with a disappointing 41 points for Minnesota.
Oct. 19 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST6:11 UAE (+1)22:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek scored a power-play goal in the second period in Wednesday's 2-1 win at the Rangers.
Analysis: Two of Vanek's three goals and two of his three assists have come on the power play.
Oct. 18 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST18:48 UAE10:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Vanek continued his strong start in his first season with Detroit by recording three assists, including two on the power play, in Monday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Vanek tied a career low with 41 points last season for Minnesota but already has five through three games with the Red Wings. He's tied for the league lead with three power-play points.
Oct. 13 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST5:52 UAE (+1)21:52 ET22:52 BRT - Vanek scored two goals for the Red Wings in Thursday's season-opening 6-4 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Vanek continued his career-long success against Tampa Bay by scoring twice, including a power-play goal, in the opening 8:26 of the game. He has 27 goals and 45 points in 41 games against the Lightning.
July 1 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST0:56 UAE (+1)16:56 ET17:56 BRT - Vanek agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Red Wings on Friday.
Analysis: The Wild bought out the final year of Vanek's contract following a disappointing two-year stint with the team. The 32-year-old Austrian scored a career-low 18 goals last season, but has been a proven scorer in the past with 316 goals since Buffalo drafted him No. 3 overall in 2003 and he made his NHL debut two years later.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2005-06 Buf 81 25 23 48 -11 72 11 0 4 204 12.25
2006-07 Buf 82 43 41 84 47 40 15 0 5 237 18.14
2007-08 Buf 82 36 28 64 -5 64 19 0 9 240 15.00
2008-09 Buf 73 40 24 64 -1 44 20 2 5 211 18.96
2009-10 Buf 71 28 25 53 9 42 10 0 6 182 15.38
2010-11 Buf 80 32 41 73 2 24 11 0 5 238 13.45
2011-12 Buf 78 26 35 61 -6 52 10 0 5 204 12.75
2012-13 Buf 38 20 21 41 -1 20 9 1 2 119 16.81
2013-14 Buf 13 4 5 9 -5 4 1 0 0 50 8.00
2013-14 NYI 47 17 27 44 4 34 5 0 2 137 12.41
2013-14 Mon 18 6 9 15 8 8 2 0 2 61 9.84
2013-14 Tot 78 27 41 68 7 46 8 0 4 248 10.89
2014-15 Min 80 21 31 52 -6 37 5 0 2 171 12.28
2015-16 Min 74 18 23 41 -10 22 6 0 5 146 12.33
2016-17 Det 48 15 23 38 2 16 5 0 2 99 15.15
2016-17 Fla 20 2 8 10 -7 6 0 0 0 34 5.88
2016-17 Tot 68 17 31 48 -5 22 5 0 2 133 12.78
Career 885 333 364 697 20 485 129 3 54 2333 14.27

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2005-06 Buf 10 2 0 2 -1 6 2 0 0 16 12.50
2006-07 Buf 16 6 4 10 2 10 1 0 2 36 16.67
2009-10 Buf 3 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 10 20.00
2010-11 Buf 7 5 0 5 -7 0 4 0 0 20 25.00
2013-14 Mon 17 5 5 10 -4 4 3 0 0 28 17.86
2014-15 Min 10 0 4 4 -7 2 0 0 0 19 0.00
Career 63 20 14 34 -16 24 10 0 2 129 15.50

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