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Former NHL forward Zach Kassian
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BREAKING: Ex-NHLer Comes Out Of Retirement After Only 3 Months And Signs New Contract

Published January 28, 2024 at 9:02 PM
BY SAMER
     
In late October, just a few weeks after an unsuccessful professional tryout contract with the Anaheim Ducks, Zack Kassian surprised many by announcing his retirement at the age of 33. However, after only three months away from the game, it seems he has reconsidered his decision.

Zach Kassian Comes Out Of Retirement And Signs New Contract



On Sunday, HC Sparta Praha, a team in the Czech Extraliga, revealed that they have reached an agreement with Zack Kassian for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

The team stated in a press release:


"He has proven his qualities over many years in the NHL, played with the best. He is an extremely annoying player, exactly the kind that every team needs. He has a huge desire to get back on the ice and win."


A native of Windsor, Ontario, Kassian played in 661 NHL games over parts of 12 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, and Arizona Coyotes, amassing 203 points (92 goals, 111 assists) and 913 penalty minutes.


The future beyond the 2023-24 season remains uncertain for Zack Kassian whether he considers retirement again, attempts to return to North America, or continues playing in Europe. Regardless, it's good news for fans that he has decided to make a comeback.

Here's some throwback highlights of some of his most memorable moments.


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BREAKING: Ex-NHLer Comes Out Of Retirement After Only 3 Months And Signs New Contract

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