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2014 NHL Draft
Matt Kassian

Matt Kassian  #28

Left Wing
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: October 28, 1986
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 240 DRAFTED: MIN / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (57th overall)

Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2013-14 regular season games due to injury (one, flu) ... Registered the first assist of his NHL career on Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win) ... Was acquired by the Senators in a trade with Minnesota on 3/12/13 in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2014.
2012-13: Opened the season with Houston (AHL), scoring one goal and recording 12 penalty minutes in nine games … Made his Senators debut on March 16 at Buffalo (4-3 OT win) … Scored his first goal with Ottawa on March 19 at N.Y. Islanders (5-3 win) … Recorded a season-high 20 penalty minutes on March 30 vs Toronto (4-0 loss) … Skated in five of Ottawa’s 10 playoff games … Recorded his first playoff point (as part of two-assist effort) on May 9 at Montreal (Game 5, 6-1 win).
Career game highs: Goals: 2, 3/1/12 at Montreal (with Minnesota); Assists: 1, Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win); Points: 2, (2-0), 3/1/12 at Montreal (with Minnesota)

Traded to Ottawa by Minnesota for Ottawa's 6th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, March 12, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp