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Thomas Vanek
Thomas Vanek
Left Wing
Number: 26
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 218
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 19, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
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Drafted: BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (5th overall)

2008-09: Games missed due to injury: Nine jaw (2/11-3/4) ... Multi-point games: 17 ... League leader with 20 power play goals ... Scored 200th career point (goal) @ NYR (10/15) ... Recorded 100th career NHL assist @ TOR (1/1) ... Played in 300th career NHL game vs. MTL (3/4) ... Appeared in first NHL All-Star game ... NHL First Star of the Week for the period of 10/13-10/19 ... NHL Third Star of the Week for the period of 12/8-12/14 ... Third-straight 30-goal season ... Sabres leading goal scorer for third-straight season ... Scored the fifth career hat trick vs. TOR (2/4), the hat trick was his fourth-straight natural hat trick, he is the first to reach that milestone since 1924-25.