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Thomas Vanek • #26 • LW
Status:Unrestricted Free Agent (Group III)
Ht/Wt:6'2", 214 lbs.
Born:Jan 19, 1984 (35 yrs) in Vienna, AUT
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Buffalo in 2003 (1/5).
Shoots:R
Movements & Injuries
2019
4/06/2019 Missed the last 7 regular season games (mid-body).
3/25/2019 Mid-body, day-to-day.
3/05/2019 Missed 3 games (hip flexor).
2/24/2019 Undisclosed, day-to-day.
2018
11/21/2018 Missed 8 games (lower body injury).
11/01/2018 Lower body injury, injured reserve.
7/01/2018 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.
2/26/2018 Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.
2017
9/01/2017 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.
3/01/2017 Acquired from the Detroit Red Wings.
2/15/2017 Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2/12/2017 Ankle injury, day-to-day.
1/25/2017 Missed 1 game (lower body injury).
1/23/2017 Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2016
11/20/2016 Missed 11 games (hip injury).
11/07/2016 Hip injury, injured reserve.
11/06/2016 Hip injury, sidelined indefinitely.
10/27/2016 Groin, day-to-day.
7/01/2016 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.
6/24/2016 Contract bought out by the Minnesota Wild.
4/24/2016 Missed the last 3 regular season and all 6 playoff games (upper body injury).
4/03/2016 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
4/01/2016 Missed 1 game (upper body injury).
3/31/2016 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
2015
4/11/2015 Missed 1 game (general soreness).
4/09/2015 General soreness, day-to-day.
3/08/2015 Missed 1 game (illness).
3/06/2015 Illness, day-to-day.
2014
7/01/2014 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year contract.
3/05/2014 Acquired from the New York Islanders.
2013
11/22/2013 Missed 5 games (upper body injury).
11/10/2013 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
10/27/2013 Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.
4/09/2013 Missed 6 games (upper body injury).
3/28/2013 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
3/23/2013 Missed 1 game (lower body injury).
3/21/2013 Lower body injury, day-to-day.
3/05/2013 Missed 2 games (upper body injury).
3/02/2013 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
1/29/2013 Missed 1 game (lower body injury).
1/27/2013 Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2012
10/01/2012 Signed with EC Graz 99ers (Austria).
3/12/2012 Missed 1 game (upper body injury).
3/10/2012 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
2/10/2012 Missed 3 games (upper body injury).
2/01/2012 Upper body injury, day-to-day.
2011
3/10/2011 Missed 1 game (illness).
3/08/2011 Illness, day-to-day.
2010
4/26/2010 Missed 3 playoff games (ankle injury).
4/19/2010 Ankle injury, day-to-day.
4/10/2010 Missed 6 games (lower body injury).
3/29/2010 Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2009
12/26/2009 Missed 3 games (abdominal strain).
12/19/2009 Abdominal strain, day-to-day.
10/21/2009 Missed 2 games (upper body injury).
10/13/2009 Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.
3/04/2009 Missed 9 games (jaw injury).
2/09/2009 Jaw injury, early March.
2007
7/06/2007 Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a seven-year offer sheet.
7/06/2007 Buffalo Sabres matched the offer sheet from the Edmonton Oilers.
6/20/2007 Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.
2004
9/15/2004 Assigned to Rochester (AHL).
9/03/2004 Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.
Career Transactions
2018
7/01/2018 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.
2/26/2018 Vancouver Canucks traded Thomas Vanek to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jussi Jokinen and Tyler Motte.
2017
9/01/2017 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canuck.
3/01/2017 Detroit Red Wings traded Thomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers for Dylan McIlrath and a third-round draft pick in 2017.
2016
7/01/2016 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.
2014
7/01/2014 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild.
3/05/2014 New York Islanders traded Thomas Vanek and a conditional 5th round selection in 2014 to the Montreal Canadiens for Sebastian Collberg and a conditional 2nd round selection in 2014.
2013
10/27/2013 Buffalo Sabres traded Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015.
2003
6/21/2003 Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round (5th overall) in 2003.
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