Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani come to Vancouver

Frederick Linsmeyer • February 27, 2012 • Hockey

In a bold move before the NHL trade deadline, Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis made his move and snagged Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres. In return, centre Cody Hodgson and defenseman Alex Sulzer head down to the Empire State.

The 6 foot 4 Kassian from Kingsville, Ontario put up strong numbers playing in the AHL, while achieving three goals and four assists in 27 games in the NHL. Kassian is known for his rough on-ice presence and it’s presumed that Gillis working to build some depth on the team.

Gragnani, only two inches shorter than Kassian and from Montreal, Quebec, picked up one goal and eleven assists in 44 NHL games this season.

With 16 goals and 17 assists in 63 games this season, a red hot Cody Hodgson heads to Buffalo with Alex Sulzer who registered one assist in 12 games with Vancouver.

Source: Vancouver Canucks

About Frederick Linsmeyer

A regular pop-drinking, hockey-watching, snow-shovelling Canadian, Frederick, aka Nephrus, loves his anime. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Frederick runs amok between his hometown and the states of Illinois and Texas, spending time with friends, at anime conventions and looking for some good burgers or sushi.

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