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Zach Kassian Shares the Moment that Reuined his Career

Published November 9, 2023 at 9:26
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On October 26, 2023, Zack Kassian announced his retirement, putting an end to his 12-year career in the NHL.

Over his time with the pros, Kassian appeared in 661 games for four different teams, amassing 203 points and racking up 913 penalty minutes.

His professional hockey journey concluded sooner than expected, with his final season being 2022-2023, where he played 58 games for the Arizona Coyotes.

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Kassian Reflects on the Incident that Cut Short His Career



Kassian, looking back on his hockey career, revealed that a crucial event dramatically changed his course in the sport.

He endured a concussion from a fight during the 2021 preseason, which had a significant impact on his playing ability.

"The human brain, something happens like that...it's very tough to go back to being the same player."


A Career-Altering Confrontation for Kassian



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In 2021, Kassian dropeed the gloves against Zack MacEwen, a forward from the Vancouver Canucks, in a heated battle.

Tragically, during this clash, a blow from MacEwen caused Kassian to fall, hitting his head hard on the ice. This event had a profound and lasting impact on him. It serves as another reminder of the serious risks of brain injuries in sports.


Do you think Kassian will come back in the NHL as a coach?

As reported on Markerzone - Recently Retired Enforcer Shares the Real Reason His Career Was Ruined
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