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Position
LW
 
Jersey
26
Name  Thomas Vanek
Born  1/19/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  217
Shoots  R
3/27/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal on Friday versus Calgary.
Insight: After a slow start, Vanek has salvaged his season with another 20-goal, 50-point campaign. He has played 74 games this season.
 
3/23/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Vanek assisted Charlie Coyle's goal in the first period and then scored in the third period to give Minnesota a, 2-0, lead. The goal turned out to be the game-winner. vanek has 19 goals and 30 assists in 72 games this season.
 
3/10/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a pair of goals in the, 6-2, victory over the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: Vanek scored one of his two goals on the power play. He has 16 goals and 26 assists in 66 games although he is also minus-nine this season.
 
2/23/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored his team's only goal of the, 2-1, loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota has played very well lately, but losing to a bad Edmonton team is a tough pill to swallow. All three of the games' goals were scored in the first period. vanek has 13 goals and 26 assists in 60 games this season.
 
2/14/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist versus the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: Vanek scored the first two goals of the game as the Wild jumped out to a, 3-1, lead at the end of the first period. Then, Vanek assisted Nate Prosser's goal in the second period. Vanek has 12 goals and 24 assists in 55 games this season.
 
1/15/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in Thursday's rout of the Sabres.
Insight: Twelve different Wild skaters recorded a point as Minnesota defeated Buffalo, 7-0. Vanek scored on the power play in the first period and then assisted Erik Haula's power-play goal in the third period. Vanek also led the team with eight shots.
 
12/27/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored the game-tying goal in the third period to send Saturday's game against the Jets into overtime.
Insight: Unfortunately for Vanek and the Wild, the Jets won, 4-3, in overtime. Vanek finished with a point and a minus-one rating. He has been disappointing this season with just six goals and 15 assists along with a minus-two rating in 33 games.
 
12/21/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek recorded two points on Saturday night.
Insight: Vanek had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-two rating. He has picked it up of late, and now has 5 goals and 20 points through 31 games.
 
12/9/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal and an assist versus the Islanders on Tuesday.
Insight: Vanek scored the third Minnesota goal of the third period, which tied the game at four. Nino Niederreiter added the game-winner minutes later as the Wild won, 5-4. Vanek has three goals and 13 assists in 26 games this season.
 
11/29/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Friday's win over Dallas.
Insight: He also had two assists, but it was just his second goal of the season, and he now has 14 points overall. Owners have been disappointed by his output, but should hope Friday's contest gets Vanek going.
 
11/2/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek finally scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Vanek did have seven assists before Saturday but had not scored. Fantasy owners hope this goal can get him going. He is also plus-three with three penalty minutes.
 
10/3/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek will look to make a positive impact during his first season in Minnesota.
Insight: Vanek will not have as much pressure as he has had in the past, as he begins the season on the Wild's second line. Figure him to score around 60-70 points, which should result in owners drafting him around the sixth round.
 
7/1/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Thomas Vanek has signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Wild.
Insight: Minnesota will be the fourth team Vanek has played for since the start of the 2013-14 season. Vanek played for the University of Minnesota from 2002-04. He had fantasy value everywhere he went last season, producing nine points in 13 games with Buffalo, 15 points in 18 games with Montreal and 44 points in 47 games with the New York Islanders. He should challenge the 70-point mark again in 2014-15.
 
5/12/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Monday was Thomas Vanek's second multi-goal game of the playoffs.
Insight: After scoring just once in the first round against Tampa Bay, Vanek now has four goals in six contests versus the Bruins. Game 7 will be played Wednesday night at TD Garden.
 
5/4/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Thomas Vanek paced Montreal with two goals Saturday in a loss to Boston.
Insight: Vanek had just one goal in the first round so this was easily his best game of the playoffs. Unfortunately it may have been his team's worst as the Canadiens fell for the first time this postseason. Both of Vanek's goals on Saturday came on the power play.
 
3/27/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Thomas Vanek had three points (one goal, two assists) Thursday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Vanek (26 G, 36 A) has had two three-point efforts in 11 games with the Habs but has delivered just three points combined in his other nine games during that timeframe.
 
3/18/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Canadiens left wing Thomas Vanek delivered a hat trick in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Colorado.
Insight: It's the ninth hat trick of Vanek's career and his first since January 31, 2013. Vanek had been scoreless in his first five games with Montreal prior to Tuesday.
 
3/6/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek is a go for Thursday night's game against Phoenix. SOURCE: Montreal Gazette
Insight: This will be Vanek's Montreal debut. He's expected to play on the second line alongside Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk.
 
3/5/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: The Islanders have traded Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.
Insight: Vanek (21 goals, 32 assists) was not going to re-sign with the Islanders after the season so the team was forced to trade him. His fantasy value doesn't change much, though it will be good for him to play for a team with playoff aspirations.
 
3/4/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Thomas Vanek will not play Tuesday against the Jets, according to John Shannon of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Vanek (21 goals, 32 assists) has played his last game with the Islanders, as the team is expected to trade him before Wednesday's deadline.
 

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