19 January 1984|
Baden bei Wien, Austria
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings|
New York Islanders
Columbus Blue Jackets
5th overall, 2003|
Thomas Vanek (born January 19, 1984) is an Austrian professional ice hockey left winger. He currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, and Montreal Canadiens.
Career[change | change source]
On July 1, 2014, Vanek signed a three-year, $5.5 contract with the Minnesota Wild. The contract will also give him $6.5 million in the second year, and $7.5 million in the third year as well as a no-trade clause.
References[change | change source]
- "Islanders acquire Vanek from Sabres". NHL.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- "Signing in Minnesota beyond Vanek's 'wildest dreams'". NHL. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Rookie of the Year
| NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
| Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
| Austrian Sports Personality of the Year
Wade Redden and Michal Rozsíval
| Winner of the NHL Plus-Minus Award
| Buffalo Sabres captain
with Steve Ott