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Thomas Vanek

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Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: January 19, 1984 in Vienna, Austria
Draft: Buffalo, 1st round (5th overall), 2003 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Minnesota
Current salary: $6,500,000
Current cap hit: $6,500,000




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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Aug 28, 2015 12:25 PM

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2005-06 22 BUF NHL 81 25 23 48 -11 72 14 11 0 4 10 13 0 204 12.3 1193 14:44
2006-07 23 BUF NHL 82 43 41 84 47 40 28 15 0 5 34 7 0 237 18.1 1376 16:47 AS-2,Byng-17,Hart-22,Selke-14
2007-08 24 BUF NHL 82 36 28 64 -5 64 17 19 0 9 23 5 0 240 15.0 380 1382 16:51 6 7 46.2 45 24 32 59
2008-09 25 BUF NHL 73 40 24 64 -1 44 18 20 2 5 18 6 0 211 19.0 347 1255 17:12 1 5 16.7 34 27 33 56 Byng-52
2009-10 26 BUF NHL 71 28 25 53 9 42 18 10 0 6 17 8 0 182 15.4 315 1190 16:46 0 7 0.0 45 15 34 39
2010-11 27 BUF NHL 80 32 41 73 2 24 21 11 0 5 24 17 0 238 13.4 383 1388 17:21 8 18 30.8 30 12 43 45 AS-6,Byng-46
2011-12 28 BUF NHL 78 26 35 61 -6 52 16 10 0 5 21 14 0 204 12.7 328 1321 16:56 3 3 50.0 34 22 24 43 AS-20
2012-13 29 BUF NHL 38 20 21 41 -1 20 10 9 1 2 16 5 0 119 16.8 200 699 18:24 8 4 66.7 13 4 34 30 AS-8
2013-14 30 TOT NHL 78 27 41 68 7 46 19 8 0 4 31 10 0 248 10.9 424 1509 19:21 20 26 43.5 30 17 31 50 AS-10
2013-14 30 BUF NHL 13 4 5 9 -5 4 3 1 0 0 2 3 0 50 8.0 67 242 18:37 2 3 40.0 3 4 6 8 AS-10
2013-14 30 NYI NHL 47 17 27 44 4 34 12 5 0 2 20 7 0 137 12.4 250 940 20:00 1 0 100.0 17 10 16 37 AS-10
2013-14 30 MTL NHL 18 6 9 15 8 8 4 2 0 2 9 0 0 61 9.8 107 327 18:11 17 23 42.5 10 3 9 5 AS-10
2014-15 31 MIN NHL 80 21 31 52 -6 37 16 5 0 2 19 12 0 171 12.3 291 1297 16:13 10 10 50.0 32 13 28 52
9 yrs BUF NHL 598 254 243 497 29 362 145 106 3 41 165 78 0 1685 15.1 2461 10047 16:48 28 47 37.3 204 108 206 280
1 yr MIN NHL 80 21 31 52 -6 37 16 5 0 2 19 12 0 171 12.3 291 1297 16:13 10 10 50.0 32 13 28 52
1 yr MTL NHL 18 6 9 15 8 8 4 2 0 2 9 0 0 61 9.8 107 327 18:11 17 23 42.5 10 3 9 5
1 yr NYI NHL 47 17 27 44 4 34 12 5 0 2 20 7 0 137 12.4 250 940 20:00 1 0 100.0 17 10 16 37
Career NHL 743 298 310 608 35 441 177 118 3 47 213 97 0 2054 14.5 3109 12611 16:58 56 80 41.2 263 134 259 374

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 24 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 1031.9 988 880 52.9 4.9 770 660 53.8 5.0 9.8 87.9 97.7 55.2 44.8
2008-09 25 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 917.0 830 877 48.6 -2.2 632 696 47.6 -3.0 10.6 90.2 100.8 51.1 48.9
2009-10 26 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 895.5 820 841 49.4 -1.9 618 664 48.2 -3.2 10.7 92.1 102.8 59.3 40.7
2010-11 27 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 1103.0 1161 1067 52.1 2.1 881 819 51.8 0.6 9.6 91.1 100.8 61.5 38.5
2011-12 28 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 1043.3 928 1025 47.5 -2.8 683 773 46.9 -3.2 10.4 91.0 101.3 54.7 45.3
2012-13 29 Buffalo Sabres NHL 38 552.6 543 608 47.2 -2.1 401 468 46.1 -1.9 10.8 90.6 101.4 47.9 52.1
2013-14 30 3 Teams NHL 78 1155 1284 47.4 -2.9 839 996 45.7 -4.9 11.4 92.3 103.7 60.7 39.3
2013-14 30 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 189.4 152 219 41.0 -7.8 118 180 39.6 -7.7 7.4 91.2 98.6 44.2 55.8
2013-14 30 New York Islanders NHL 47 733.9 775 798 49.3 -1.3 556 610 47.7 -3.5 11.4 91.8 103.2 65.2 34.8
2013-14 30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 18 251.3 228 267 46.1 -4.7 165 206 44.5 -7.1 14.9 94.6 109.5 61.1 38.9
2014-15 31 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 1028.7 931 993 48.4 -3.6 686 723 48.7 -4.6 8.7 90.7 99.4 61.4 38.6
7 yrs NHL 80 5732.6 5422 5517 49.6 -0.4 4103 4260 49.1 -1.1 10.1 90.5 100.7 55.0 45.0
Career NHL 80 7746.5 8511 8859 49.0 -1.5 6349 6795 48.3 -2.7 10.4 91.0 101.4 57.6 42.4

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2005-06 22 BUF NHL 81 19 0.31 0.28 0.59 0.24 0.89 2.52 25 22 47 20 74 37 48 0 -11 3.6 1.1 4.7
2006-07 23 BUF NHL 82 33 0.52 0.50 1.02 0.41 0.49 2.89 45 41 86 36 121 36 39 1 47 8.9 2.7 11.6 AS-2,Byng-17,Hart-22,Selke-14
2007-08 24 BUF NHL 82 26 0.44 0.34 0.78 0.32 0.78 2.93 40 30 70 30 94 37 62 0 -5 6.7 1.1 7.8
2008-09 25 BUF NHL 73 28 0.55 0.33 0.88 0.38 0.60 2.89 42 24 66 29 93 42 53 1 -1 7.3 1.4 8.7 Byng-52
2009-10 26 BUF NHL 71 21 0.39 0.35 0.75 0.30 0.59 2.56 31 26 57 24 84 35 41 1 9 5.2 1.8 7.0
2010-11 27 BUF NHL 80 28 0.40 0.51 0.91 0.35 0.30 2.98 35 44 79 31 103 40 63 2 2 7.6 1.6 9.1 AS-6,Byng-46
2011-12 28 BUF NHL 78 23 0.33 0.45 0.78 0.30 0.67 2.62 29 38 67 26 87 35 59 1 -6 6.1 1.1 7.2 AS-20
2012-13 29 BUF NHL 38 16 0.53 0.55 1.08 0.43 0.53 3.13 39 39 78 32 52 19 34 0 -1 4.9 0.7 5.5 AS-8
2013-14 30 TOT NHL 78 26 0.35 0.53 0.87 0.33 0.59 3.18 31 45 76 29 97 28 64 1 7 6.5 2.1 8.6 AS-10
2013-14 30 BUF NHL 13 4 0.31 0.38 0.69 0.27 0.31 3.85 5 5 10 4 11 4 12 0 -5 0.8 0.2 1.0 AS-10
2013-14 30 NYI NHL 47 16 0.36 0.57 0.94 0.35 0.72 2.91 19 30 49 19 65 21 41 0 4 4.3 1.2 5.4 AS-10
2013-14 30 MTL NHL 18 6 0.33 0.50 0.83 0.32 0.44 3.39 7 10 17 7 21 3 11 1 8 1.5 0.8 2.2 AS-10
2014-15 31 MIN NHL 80 20 0.26 0.39 0.65 0.25 0.46 2.14 24 34 58 22 67 23 50 0 -6 4.7 1.2 5.9
9 yrs BUF NHL 598 200 0.42 0.41 0.83 0.33 0.61 2.82 291 269 560 232 719 285 411 6 29 51.2 11.5 62.7
1 yr MIN NHL 80 20 0.26 0.39 0.65 0.25 0.46 2.14 24 34 58 22 67 23 50 0 -6 4.7 1.2 5.9
1 yr MTL NHL 18 6 0.33 0.50 0.83 0.32 0.44 3.39 7 10 17 7 21 3 11 1 8 1.5 0.8 2.2
1 yr NYI NHL 47 16 0.36 0.57 0.94 0.35 0.72 2.91 19 30 49 19 65 21 41 0 4 4.3 1.2 5.4
Career NHL 743 242 0.40 0.42 0.82 0.33 0.59 2.76 341 343 684 280 872 332 513 7 35 61.7 14.6 76.3

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2005-06 22 BUF NHL 10 2 0 2 -1 6 0 2 0 0 16 12.5 107 10:45
2006-07 23 BUF NHL 16 6 4 10 2 10 5 1 0 2 36 16.7 263 16:27
2009-10 26 BUF NHL 3 2 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 10 20.0 13 41 13:38 0 2 0.0 3 0 4 0
2010-11 27 BUF NHL 7 5 0 5 -7 0 1 4 0 0 20 25.0 36 120 17:10 0 1 0.0 5 3 3 1
2013-14 30 MTL NHL 17 5 5 10 -4 4 2 3 0 0 28 17.9 55 253 14:53 3 7 30.0 16 2 8 6
2014-15 31 MIN NHL 10 0 4 4 -7 2 0 0 0 0 19 0.0 27 142 14:12 0 2 0.0 9 2 3 1
Career NHL 63 20 14 34 -16 24 10 10 0 2 129 15.5 183 927 14:43 3 12 20.0 33 7 18 8

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2009-10 26 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 29.9 29 38 43.3 -0.4 20 28 41.7 -3.9 21.4 90.0 111.4 35.3 64.7
2010-11 27 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 84.5 84 103 44.9 0.5 63 76 45.3 3.7 2.4 85.7 88.1 37.5 62.5
2013-14 30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 196.9 173 198 46.6 -3.6 133 138 49.1 -3.5 6.3 91.0 97.3 52.0 48.0
2014-15 31 Minnesota Wild NHL 10 120.3 104 110 48.6 -0.1 84 79 51.5 1.7 6.2 81.3 87.4 62.7 37.3
2 yrs NHL 3 114.5 113 141 44.5 0.4 83 104 44.4 1.1 7.1 86.8 94.0 37.0 63.0
Career NHL 3 431.6 390 449 46.5 -1.6 300 321 48.3 -0.6 6.5 87.5 94.0 50.3 49.7

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 16 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 35 15 18 33 12
2000-01 17 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 20 19 10 29 15
2001-02 18 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 53 46 45 91 54
2001-02 18 Austria WJC-B 5 5 6 11 5 2 4 1 0 0
2002-03 19 University of Minnesota WCHA 45 31 31 62 60 24 7 0 5
2002-03 19 Austria WJC-B 5 9 4 13 5 10 3 5 1 2
2003-04 20 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 26 25 51 72 19 6 1 3
2003-04 20 Austria WJC-A 6 3 1 4 37
2003-04 20 Austria WC-A 6 2 5 7 2 0 2 0 0 0
2004-05 21 Rochester Americans AHL 74 42 26 68 -3 62 17 25 0 6
2004-05 21 Austria Oly-Q 3 1 0 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0
2007-08 24 Austria WC-B 5 5 5 10 2 6 2 3 0 0
2012-13 29 Graz 99ers Austria 11 5 10 15 4
2012-13 29 Austria WC-A 7 4 2 6 -2 2 3 1 0 1
Career 1 Season AHL 74 42 26 68 -3 62 17 25 0 6
Career 1 Season Austria 11 5 10 15 4
Career 1 Season Oly-Q 3 1 0 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0
Career 3 Seasons USHL 108 80 73 153 81
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 13 6 7 13 0 2 5 1 0 1
Career 1 Season WC-B 5 5 5 10 2 6 2 3 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WCHA 83 57 56 113 132 43 13 1 8
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 3 1 4 37
Career 2 Seasons WJC-B 10 14 10 24 10 12 7 6 1 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1999-00 16 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 3 0 1 1 0
2000-01 17 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 8 5 4 9 2
2001-02 18 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 3 0 0 0 9
2004-05 21 Rochester Americans AHL 5 2 3 5 4 10 2 0 0 2
Career 1 Season AHL 5 2 3 5 4 10 2 0 0 2
Career 3 Seasons USHL 14 5 5 10 11

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 10 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Thomas Vanek 11.6 9.1 8.7 8.6 7.8 7.2 7.0 5.9 5.5 4.7
Glenn Anderson 92.5 9.5 8.9 8.8 8.0 6.6 6.2 4.3
Marian Gaborik 92.5 11.6 8.9 8.9 8.5 8.1 5.2 3.8
Denis Savard 92.5 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 5.8
Marcel Dionne 92.3 12.8 11.0 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.2 6.0
Rick Martin 92.2 9.7 9.4 9.1 7.9 7.3 6.8 6.3
Mats Sundin 92.0 11.0 10.5 8.7 7.7 6.0 5.2 3.8
Gilbert Perreault 91.8 10.7 9.2 8.6 8.0 6.4 6.1 4.4
Dale Hawerchuk 91.8 11.1 10.0 9.1 7.9 7.8 7.1 7.0
Jason Spezza 91.7 11.6 10.4 9.2 8.1 7.6 6.8 2.1
Pierre Turgeon 91.5 12.0 9.7 9.1 8.6 7.5 6.7 1.9
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Thomas Vanek 11.6 9.1 8.7 8.6 7.8 7.2 7.0 5.9 5.5 4.7
Ryan Getzlaf 90.0 11.2 10.5 9.2 8.6 8.4 7.2 7.0 6.1 4.3 4.2
Alexander Semin 88.4 11.7 10.7 8.8 8.0 6.7 5.4 5.4 4.8 2.4 1.2
Eric Staal 87.3 11.1 9.8 9.4 8.4 8.3 7.1 7.1 6.4 6.4 6.2 2.5
Corey Perry 87.2 13.3 12.3 8.5 8.4 8.1 7.9 7.5 4.9 4.6 2.6
Gordie Drillon 86.7 7.4 6.3 5.8 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.0
Eddie Gerard 85.2 5.5 5.1 5.0 3.8 3.7 3.4
Jason Pominville 83.7 8.9 8.4 8.1 7.6 7.1 6.1 6.1 5.8 3.7 3.2 0.0
Jeff Carter 83.3 11.7 9.5 8.0 8.0 7.0 6.6 5.2 4.9 4.0 2.6
Kent Nilsson 81.9 10.9 8.9 8.2 7.0 5.3 4.7 3.8 3.7 -0.1
Anze Kopitar 81.8 10.0 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.3 6.9 6.4 5.0 4.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 1, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Graz (Austria), October 1, 2012.

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