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NHLThe Package: Zack Kassian

Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM

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The Vancouver Canucks believe winger Zack Kassian, centre, has the physical presence to be an offensive force.  (Darrly Dyck/Canadian Press) The Vancouver Canucks believe winger Zack Kassian, centre, has the physical presence to be an offensive force. (Darrly Dyck/Canadian Press)

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An NHL lockout means that some of the youngsters ready to shine are relegated to playing elsewhere. That doesn't mean they aren't growing and developing into the stars of tomorrow.

We at CBCSports.ca will be keeping an eye on the next generation of NHL stars on Canada's seven clubs, whether they're working on the "farm" in the AHL or honing their game overseas, waiting for the end of the lockout.
An NHL lockout means that some of the youngsters ready to shine are relegated to playing elsewhere. That doesn't mean they aren't growing and developing into the stars of tomorrow.

We at CBCSports.ca will be keeping an eye on the next generation of NHL stars on Canada's seven clubs, whether they're working on the "farm" in the AHL or honing their game overseas, waiting for the end of the lockout.

We'll periodically check in with these players throughout the 2012-13 season, no matter what league they'll be lacing up their skates in. We continue our series with  Zack Kassian.

Zack Kassian
Age/ Birthplace: 21, Windsor, Ont.
Position: RW
NHL club/draft position: Vancouver Canucks, drafted 13th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2009
NHL GP: 44 (17 with the Canucks)
Junior team: Peterborough Petes/Windsor Spitfires
Current team: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Stats on current team: 0

How he will fit in with his NHL club
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The Canucks traded away a natural goal-scorer in Cody Hodgson in exchange for Kassian and the skill set they believe the big forward possesses: size (6'3", 214 lbs.), physical presence and an offensive upside:

Highlight: 1st goal as a Canuck



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