Zach Kassian celebrating a goal with the Edmonton Oilers
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Former Oiler leaves his current team due to personal reasons

Published March 21, 2024 at 12:50

Former Edmonton Oilers player Zach Kassian recently signed overseas to play in the Czech League for HC Sparta Praha.

It was announced this afternoon that Kassian has decided to leave the team due to personal reason only 52 days after arriving.

Big news out of @HCSpartaPraha13 year NHL veteran Zack Kassian has left the club for personal reasons after just 52 days and 8 matches played. In that time, he managed 2 goals and 1 assist.
#TELH #Sparta #CeskyHokej #Czechia #Oilers #LetsGoOilers

Kassian only played in 8 games for HC Sparta in which he recorded 2 goals and 1 assist.

The former Oiler played in the National Hockey League for 13 seasons for 4 different teams throughout his career, Buffalo, Vancouver, Edmonton and Arizona.

Over the course of his 13 years in the NHL, Kassian played in 663 games scoring 92 goals and 111 assists for a total of 203 points with 913 penalty minutes.

Kassian was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 13th overall in the 2009 NHL draft. He spent the majority of his career with the Oilers where his best season came during the 2019-20 season where he had 15 goals and 19 assists for a total of 34 points with 69 penalty minutes in 59 games. Kassian would play his final season for the Oilers in 2021-22 before signing with the Coyotes in the off-season, his first and only season in Arizona would end up being his last in the NHL. Oilers fans will still support Kassian in whatever the next chapter of life holds for him, and are wishing the best.
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