Former Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian.
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LATEST | Former Vancouver Canucks forward comes out of retirement

Published January 28, 2024 at 11:35
BY COOPER GODIN
     
Just over three months ago, a former Vancouver Canucks forward and fan-favourite decided to retire from professional hockey after an unsuccessful PTO in the NHL, but now, he's making a comeback.

In a post on their official website on Sunday, Czech Extraliga club HC Sparta Praha announced that they've signed former National Hockey League forward Zack Kassian for the remainder of the current season.

Note: the following quote was translated from Czech.

"He has proven his qualities over many years in the NHL, played with the best. He is an extremely annoying player, exactly the kind that every team needs. He has a huge desire to get back on the ice and win," A member of the HC Sparta Praha organization said in a statement.



Kassian, a native of Windsor, Ontario spent parts of seven seasons with the Vancouver Canucks where he recorded 135 points (55 goals, 80 assists), 556 penalty minutes and was a minus-19.

The 33-year-old's chances at a title with HC Sparta Praha are pretty high as they currently sit second in the Czech Extraliga standings, only sitting behind HC Dynamo Pardubice by eight points.

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