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20 Thomas Vanek LW
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 1/19/1984 | Birthplace: Vienna, Austria | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: Minnesota | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $6,400,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/89 | Average Draft Position: 42.82
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4/9/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Continues Productivity In Canadiens' Loss

News: Thomas Vanek assisted on a third period goal in Montreal's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago on Wednesday.
Analysis: While Thomas Vanek has been shutout in two of four games this month, he's logged 15 points in 16 games since being acquired from the Islanders at the trade deadline. Buffalo's former fifth overall pick (2003) has 23 goals (59 points) in 62 games played this season.

4/4/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Vanek Busy In Habs Win

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Busy In Habs Win

News: Thomas Vanek assisted on three of Montreal's seven goals in Friday's win over Ottawa, his third multi-point game in the last four contests.
Analysis: Thomas Vanek is enjoying life with Max Pacioretty, earning eight points in the last four games and he sits with 14 in his 14 contests with Montreal since Deadline Day. Vanek is an elite talent when he decides to play and owners who gambled on him in Montreal are rather happy.

3/29/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Habs' Vanek Proving To Be Catch Of Deadline Deals

Thomas Vanek

Habs' Vanek Proving To Be Catch Of Deadline Deals

News: Thomas Vanek scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Florida. He has six goals and 10 points in his past seven games.
Analysis: Mirror, mirror on the wall -- who's the best deadline deal of them all? Yup, that moniker belongs to the steal of a deal the Habs pulled to grab this guy. He has 11 points in 12 games in bleu, blanc et rouge, and that might be enough for him to consider his fit there as a free agent. Short term? We don't need to tell you what to do with him.

3/27/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Chips In Three Points For Habs

News: Thomas Vanek scored a goal, picked up two assists and went plus-3 in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: A sparkling game for Thomas Vanek, who had been held to just an assist over his last three contests. He has nine points in 11 games for the Habs, and has collected eight of them in the last six games.

3/20/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Scores Again For Habs

News: Two nights after scoring his first three goals in a Montreal uniform, Thomas Vanek scored his fourth in Thursday's loss to Columbus.
Analysis: The Austrian winger's starting to roll after some initial struggles following his second trade of the season. Roll him out there and feel good about it.

3/19/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Vanek Nets First Three Goals With Habs

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Nets First Three Goals With Habs

News: Thomas Vanek scored his first, second and third goals as a member of the Canadiens on Tuesday, as his hat trick led the Habs over Colorado 6-3.
Analysis: The Austrian winger exploded out of his scoring slump, finding twine for the first time as a Hab in his sixth game with the club. He looked like a true gamebreaker against Colorado, getting the party started with Montreal's first goal of the night before burying the Avs with a pair of power-play markers at 14:45 and 17:40 of the third. He now has 24 goals to go along with 33 assists this year accumulated with the Sabres, Islanders and Canadiens and should pick up steam now that he has broken the goal-scoring ice in his new uniform.

3/17/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Habs' Vanek Getting Opportunities

News: Thomas Vanek had six shots on goal in Sunday's win over Buffalo and now has 16 in the past three games.
Analysis: Since moving to the top line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, Thomas Vanek has more shots on goal but just one assist. At some point, we'll see Vanek generate the kind of offense the Canadiens were hoping for when they acquired him from the Islanders. Until then, you'll just have to take comfort in the fact that he's establishing a rapport with his new mates and the signs are there.

3/15/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Canadiens' Vanek Practices On Top Line

News: Thomas Vanek moved up to the top line for Friday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports. He's replacing Brendan Gallagher on a line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty for Saturday night's game against Ottawa.
Analysis: The Desharnais line is considered the team's best at this point, so this is good news for Thomas Vanek even though he'll be skating on his off (right) wing. This trio produced Montreal's lone goal in Wednesday's loss to the Bruins, Vanek's best game since joining the team.

3/13/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Collects First Point As Hab

News: Thomas Vanek assisted on David Desharnais' third-period goal in Wednesday night's loss to Boston. It was Vanek's first point since joining Montreal.
Analysis: Thomas Vanek played his best game as a member of the bleu, blanc et rouge, firing five shots on net and finishing as the only Hab to finish with a positive plus-minus. Coach Michel Therrien moved him up to the first line with Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, something we may see more of in the coming games.

3/12/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Canadiens' Vanek Making Home Debut

News: Thomas Vanek will make his debut in Montreal on Wednesday night against the Bruins, the Montreal Gazette reports. He'll be back on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.
Analysis: The Canadiens are hoping Thomas Vanek will add some pop to the offense, but he's pointless in his two games since the team acquired him from the Islanders last week. He's taken shifts with each of the top two lines as coach Michel Therrien attempts to find the right mix. The good news: Vanek is a Boston killer, having torched the Bruins for 61 points in 53 games.

3/7/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Makes Montreal Debut

News: Thomas Vanek made his Montreal debut Thursday night, playing 15:34 in a 5-2 loss to Phoenix. He had one shot and finished minus-1 while skating on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.
Analysis: While it wasn't a very productive debut -- Thomas Vanek was out of sync with Gionta and Plekanec -- we'll look at the bright side and see that he skated on the first-unit power play. We should also note that the Habs were playing their third game in four nights, so they lacked energy -- particularly in the first period when they fell behind, 3-1. It's wise to take the long view here. Vanek is learning how to play with new teammates and he'll be helpful in the team's run to the postseason.

3/6/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Canadiens' Vanek Expected Thursday

News: Thomas Vanek, who was acquired from the Islanders at Wednesday's trade deadline, is expected to suit up for Thursday night's game in Phoenix, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: The Canadiens needed some forward help and got a high-impact guy in Thomas Vanek, who will probably line up alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.

3/6/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Traded To Montreal

News: The Islanders have traded Thomas Vanek to the Canadiens in exchange for Sebastian Collberg and a second-round draft pick, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: In 60 games combined between the Islanders and Sabres to date this season, Thomas Vanek has notched 53 points. He's in the last year of his contract, but for now he'll provide the Habs with a nice boost up front for the team's stretch run.

3/4/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Isles' Vanek A Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Thomas Vanek has been scratched from the lineup Tuesday versus Winnipeg, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: No trade has been completed as of yet but one will certainly be completed before the deadline Wednesday. Anaheim was hot and heavy after Thomas Vanek earlier Tuesday so they could be seen as the favorites unless a mystery team jumps in at the last minute. Either way GM Garth Snow needs a win here or he's going to get lambasted by the fan base for acquiring Vanek in the first place.

3/4/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Isles' Vanek A Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Thomas Vanek will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Jets, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Thomas Vanek's absence from the lineup almost certainly indicates that the Islanders are working on trading the forward in advance of Thursday's deadline. Vanek's name doesn't necessarily have the sex appeal of players like Ryan Kesler that are being bandied about in trade rumors, but with the forward set to become a free agent this offseason, the Islanders asking price for him could be low.

3/2/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Islanders' Vanek Notches Three Points

News: Thomas Vanek scored two goals, including a power-play tally, and had an assist against the Panthers on Sunday. He also had seven shots on goal.
Analysis: This gives Thomas Vanek 21 goals on the season, and Vanek has scored at least 20 goals in every season of his career. He should be fine even if he stays with the Islanders, but a trade could boost his value.

2/3/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Turns Down Offer From Isles

News: Thomas Vanek turned down a substantial contract offer from the Islanders on Monday, Newsday reports.
Analysis: The winger was apparently offered a contract extension in the same neighborhood as his current seven-year, $50 million deal, but turned it down. It now seems like a pretty good bet that Thomas Vanek will be dealt before the trade deadline on March 5, so fantasy owners should keep an eye on where he lands.

1/25/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Vanek Tallies Goal, Assist Saturday

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Tallies Goal, Assist Saturday

News: Thomas Vanek tallied a goal and assist in Saturday's shootout loss to the Blues.
Analysis: While the two points continued a trend of production for Thomas Vanek, he'll probably remember Saturday's game more for the one point he didn't get. It appeared that Vanek scored a power-play goal with 1:15 remaining in overtime before a video review negated the would-be winning score, with officials ruling Vanek kicked the puck, though it didn't appear to be a deliberate action on the forward's part. Fantasy owners will assuredly be pleased with the two points all the same, as Vanek has now provided eight goals and 15 assists over his last 19 games.

1/23/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Isles and Vanek Begin Contract Talks

Thomas Vanek

Isles and Vanek Begin Contract Talks

News: Thomas Vanek and the Islanders have begun contract negotiations, according to Newsday.
Analysis: The Islanders need to find out within the next couple of weeks if Thomas Vanek is willing to sign a long term contract with the team. If he isn't, then they will need to deal him ahead of the March 5 trade deadline. Vanek has jelled nicely with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo to form one of the best top lines in the NHL and it could be a boon to his career to stay lined up with those two.

1/21/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Isles' Vanek Pots Power-Play Winner

Thomas Vanek

Isles' Vanek Pots Power-Play Winner

News: Thomas Vanek notched a second-period assist and broke a 3-3 tie with a power-play goal late in the third in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Thomas Vanek just doesn't stop scoring -- he's got points in six straight and 16 of the last 17, and he's now on a point-per-game pace since being traded to the Island, with 36 points in as many contests.

1/17/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Red-Hot Vanek Scores Again For Isles

Thomas Vanek

Red-Hot Vanek Scores Again For Isles

News: Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal for the Islanders' only regulation tally in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: That's two straight games with a goal and 13 of 14 games with a point for Thomas Vanek, who has a shiny line of seven goals and 12 assists in that 14-game span.

1/7/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Vanek Keeps Streaking For Isles

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Keeps Streaking For Isles

News: Thomas Vanek was credited with the primary assist on Frans Nielsen's power-play goal in Tuesday's win over Toronto, pushing his point streak to 10 games.
Analysis: He's got a cool 15 points (11 of them assists) in those 10 games and has gone plus-8 in that span, doing a great job of boosting his value for when the Islanders inevitably trade him. It's not set in stone, but it doesn't seem likely that Thomas Vanek, whose contract expires at the end of the year, will remain on the Island after this season -- which means he'll probably go at the deadline.

1/4/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Isles' Vanek: Two Points Stretch Streak To Eight

Thomas Vanek

Isles' Vanek: Two Points Stretch Streak To Eight

News: Thomas Vanek extended his point streak to eight games and 12 points (five goals, seven assists) with a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Hurricanes.
Analysis: He's finding his groove on the Island of Misfit Toys ... to the tune of 25 points in 27 games there. Might he re-sign? Who knows, but you need to be exploiting this output.

1/2/2014

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Vanek Continues Streak For Isles

Thomas Vanek

Vanek Continues Streak For Isles

News: Thomas Vanek had a goal and a plus-1 rating in Thursday's OT win over Chicago.
Analysis: Thomas Vanek has points in seven straight games (4 G, 6A). After a patchy start with the Isles, this is the kind of production Garth Snow and management were hoping for from Vanek.

12/21/2013

Thomas Vanek, LW, MON Isles' Vanek Snipes Twice In Loss

Thomas Vanek

Isles' Vanek Snipes Twice In Loss

News: Thomas Vanek scored twice Saturday against the Ducks. He now has three goals in his last two games and five in his last seven .
Analysis: Maybe this is the sign of life that his owners have been hanging on this season. The pending free agent needs to pick up his game lest his windfall be lessened this summer.