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Zack Kassian

Born:January 24, 1991Draft:2009 Sabres #13 Overall
Hometown:Windsor, ONPosition:RW
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Retired

Zack Adam Kassian (born January 24, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). During his junior career, he won a Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires in 2010. Selected 13th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he began his career within the Buffalo Sabres organization before being traded to the Canucks in 2012. He played parts of four seasons with the Canucks before they traded him to the Montreal Canadiens in 2015. Kassian never played for the Canadiens as he was suspended for substance abuse issues, and was traded to the Oilers a few months later. Then after a few seasons with them, he was dealt again at the 2022 Draft, this time to the Coyotes.

Internationally, he competed with Canada’s under-20 team at the 2011 World Junior Championships and won a silver medal. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds, Kassian plays in the style of a power forward and is known for playing with aggression and physicality.

Zack Kassian Edmonton Oilers
Zack Kassian, Edmonton Oilers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Zack Kassian Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 27, 2012Buffalo Sabres Vancouver CanucksCody Hodgson
July 1, 2015Vancouver CanucksFifth-Round Pick 2016
(Casy Staum)
Montreal CanadiensBrandon Prust
Dec. 28, 2015Montreal CanadiensEdmonton OilersBen Scrivens
July 7, 2022Edmonton OilersFirst-Round Pick 2022
(Maveric Lamoureux)
Third-Round Pick 2024
Second-Round Pick 2025
Arizona CoyotesFirst-Round Pick 2022
(Reid Schaefer)

Deeper Dive


  • AHL All-Star Game (2012)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (2011)
  • Memorial Cup Champion (2010)
  • OHL Champion (2010)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2009)
  • OHL All-Star Game (2009)
  • U17 WHC Gold Medal (2008)