Thomas Vanek facts for kids
|Born||January 19, 1984
Baden bei Wien, Austria
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 2003
Thomas Vanek (born January 19, 1984) is an Austrian professional ice hockey left winger. He currently plays for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, and Montreal Canadiens.
Before he played in the NHL, Vanek played for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL for 3 seasons and the University of Minnesota for 2 years.
On October 27, 2013, he was traded to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson, a 2014 1st round draft pick, and a 2015 2nd round draft pick.
On July 1, 2014, Vanek signed a three-year, $5.5 contract with the Minnesota Wild. The contract will also give him $6.5 million in the second year, and $7.5 million in the third year as well as a no-trade clause.
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