Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Kassian
Matt Kassian was born on October 28, 1986 in Edmonton, Alberta. He spent his junior career in the Western Hockey League with the Vancouver Giants and Kamloops Blazers and was selected in the second round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild.

After spending the majority of his professional career in the American Hockey League with the Houston Aeros, Kassian made his NHL debut for the Wild in 2010. He'd see action in four games for the club, recording 12 minutes in penalties.

In 2011-12, Kassian would appear in 24 games for the Wild. While still providing the team with his physical edge, he also recorded the first two goals of his NHL career.

On March 12, 2013, Kassian was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a sixth round draft pick. He would go on to appear in 15 games for the club, racking up 47 penalty minutes and emerging as one of the league's toughest pugilists.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 33 5 7 12 38
2003-04 Vancouver Giants WHL 37 1 0 1 42 -4 3 0 0 0 4
2004-05 Vancouver Giants WHL 41 0 3 3 89 -9
2004-05 Kamloops Blazers WHL 28 3 0 3 83 -2 6 1 2 3 14
2005-06 Kamloops Blazers WHL 67 5 6 11 147 -12
2006-07 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 8 10 18 162 -4 4 0 1 1 0
2007-08 Houston Aeros AHL 19 0 0 0 48 -6
2007-08 Texas Wildcatters ECHL 47 6 4 10 90 +1
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 56 1 2 3 130 -9 4 0 0 0 10
2009-10 Houston Aeros AHL 59 2 4 6 149 -7
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 0 0 0 12 -1
2010-11 Houston Aeros AHL 60 4 4 8 132 0 8 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Minnesota Wild NHL 24 2 0 2 55 -2
2011-12 Houston Aeros AHL 26 2 2 4 34 +2
2012-13 Houston Aeros AHL 9 1 0 1 12 -3
2012-13 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 1 0 1 47 0 5 0 2 2 17
2013-14 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 1 1 2 63 -1
2014-15 Portland Pirates AHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
NHL Totals 76 4 1 5 177 5 0 2 2 17


Traded to Ottawa by Minnesota for Ottawa's 6th round pick (Pontus Sjalin) in 2014 NHL Draft, March 12, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 and 2013-14 as a healthy reserve. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Portland (AHL), October 9, 2014. Released by Portland (AHL), October 21, 2014.
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