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Free Agent Spotlight: Can Thomas Vanek bring a 40-Point Season to Carolina?

May 19th, 2017 at 1:17 PM
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Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

After nine seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Thomas Vanek has been a journeyman. Since leaving Buffalo in 2013-14 the winger has played for six different teams and is a common trade target at the deadline for teams looking to upgrade their scoring depth. Vanek is now 33 years old but had a successful campaign with the Red Wings, registering 38 points in 48 games. However, his production fell after a deadline trade to Florida. In 20 games after the deadline, the veteran winger recorded only 2 goals and 8 assists.

Tale of the Tape

Age: 33
2016-17 Season: 17 goals, 31 assists, 48 points
Career: (BUF, NYI, MTL, MIN, DET, FLA) 333 goals, 264 assists, 697 points in 885 games
2016-17 Advanced Stats: 47.5% Corsi For, 102.37 PDO, 48.26% zone starts, 53.42% goals for
2016-17 Salary: $2,600,000
Contract Ending: 1 year, $2.6 million, $2.6 million AAV, signed July 1, 2016 (UFA)

Making the Case

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Joakim Nordstrom, Lee Stempniak, Minnesota Wild, Red Wings, Teuvo Teravainen, thomas vanek, Victor Rask, Viktor Stalberg

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