Former Oilers tough guy has been released from his PTO.

Published October 8, 2023 at 11:56 PM

Zach Kassian's career has been well-known for his toughness and strong physicality. He is known for his willingness to drop his gloves to protect his teammates or himself. Last year, in the 2022-2023 season, his point totals dwindled to something hardly noticeable.

He played 51 games for the Coyotes, scoring two goals with no assists and having a -18 rating.

During the summer, he managed to secure a PTO with the Anaheim Ducks. It seemed that the Ducks were willing to give him a chance to revive his career. However, it appears that his opportunity has come to an end.

He was drafted in the 2009 entry draft by the Sabres and selected 13th overall in the first round. Throughout his NHL career, he has played for four NHL organizations, including the Sabres, Canucks, Oilers, and Coyotes. The bulk of his career was spent with the Oilers, where he played for seven seasons.

In 661 games, he has scored 92 goals, assisted on 111 occasions, and earned a total of 203 points. He has also accumulated 913 penalty minutes.

It appears that his style of play is no longer of interest to anyone in the NHL, and if he is unable to secure a contract, likely, he will not play in the NHL again."
October 9   |   267 answers
Former Oilers tough guy has been released from his PTO.

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