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Matt Kassian
Matt Kassian
Left Wing
(MAT KAS-ee-uhn)
Number: 28
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 240
Shoots: Left
Born: 28 Oct 1986
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Drafted: MIN / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (57th overall)
2012-13: Opened the season with Houston (AHL), scoring one goal and recording 12 penalty minutes in nine games … Was acquired by Ottawa on March 12 after not seeing any regular-season playing time with Minnesota … Made Senators debut on March 16 at Buffalo (4-3 OT win) … Scored his first goal with Ottawa on March 19 at N.Y. Islanders (5-3 win) … Recorded a season-high 20 penalty minutes on March 30 vs. Toronto (4-0 loss) … Skated in five of Ottawa’s 10 playoff games … Recorded his first playoff point (as part of two-assist effort) on May 9 at Montreal (Game 5, 6-1 win). 2011-12: Split season between Minnesota and Houston … Recorded two goals and 55 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Wild … Tallied four points (two goals) and 34 penalty minutes in 26 games with Houston … Tallied first career NHL points with two goals at Montreal on 3/1/12. 2010-11:Registered eight points (four goals) in 60 games with the Houston Aeros … Led the team with 132 penalty minutes … Set AHL career-highs in goals, points and games played … Saw action in eight playoff games with the Aeros … Made his NHL debut with Minnesota against Calgary on 11/5/10 … Skated in four games with the Wild. 2009-10: Recorded six points and 149 penalty minutes in 59 games with Houston … Led team and set AHL career-high in PIM. 2008-09: Had one goal and three points in 56 games with Houston … Tallied his first AHL point/goal at CHI (2/8/09) … Played in four playoff games. 2007-08: Split first professional season between Texas (ECHL) and Houston … Recorded 10 points and 90 penalty minutes in 47 games with Texas … Collected 48 penalty minutes in 19 games with Houston. 2006-07: Collected 18 points and 162 penalty minutes in 72 games for the Kamloops Blazers (WHL). 2005-06: Notched 11 points (five goals) and 147 penalty minutes in 67 games with Kamloops. 2004-05: Split season between Vancouver (WHL) and Kamloops … Started season with Vancouver and compiled three assists and 89 penalty minutes in 41 games … Tallied three goals and 83 penalty minutes in 28 contests with Kamloops … Recorded three points in six playoff games with the Blazers. 2003-04: Recorded one goal and 42 penalty minutes in 37 games with Vancouver … Skated in three playoff games with the Giants.