User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


29° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
NBA (7:00 PM)
Utah
Orlando
NBA (7:00 PM)
Charlotte
Philadelphia
NBA (7:30 PM)
Minnesota
Boston
NBA (7:30 PM)
Brooklyn
Cleveland
NBA (7:30 PM)
Toronto
Detroit
NBA (7:30 PM)
Washington
Miami
NBA (8:00 PM)
Chicago
Memphis
NBA (8:00 PM)
Portland
San Antonio
NBA (9:00 PM)
LA Clippers
Denver
NBA (10:30 PM)
Oklahoma City
LA Lakers
NBA
Oklahoma City
109
Golden State
114
NCAA MBK (7:30 PM)
South Dakota St
CS-Bakersfield
NCAA MBK (8:00 PM)
Dickinson State
North Dakota
NHL (7:00 PM)
Tampa Bay
New Jersey
NHL (7:30 PM)
NY Islanders
Detroit
NHL (7:30 PM)
Anaheim
Ottawa
NHL (8:00 PM)
Boston
Winnipeg
NHL (9:00 PM)
Dallas
Calgary
NHL
St. Louis
4
Los Angeles
6
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 10:36AM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Thomas Vanek Signs With Wild

July 1, 2014, 2:23 PM

Thomas Vanek Signs With Wild

Sioux Falls, SD--Former Stampede star forward Thomas Vanek has signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Wild.  The Austrian-born left winger has agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million contract just hours into free agency. Vanek is the Stampede’s all-time leading scorer having posted 153 points in 108 career games (1999-2002).

Vanek was selected fifth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2003 and spent his first 9 seasons in the NHL with the Sabres before being traded to the New York Islanders and then the Montreal Canadiens this season. In 663 career games, Vanek has compiled 556 points on 277 goals and 279 assists. He has 30 points in 53 career playoff games. Since the start of the 2005-06 season, Vanek has scored the eighth-most goals in the NHL and his 556 points is tied for 11th overall.

Prior to playing in the NHL, Vanek spent four years at the University of Minnesota where he registered 113 points and 57 goals in 83 career games for the Gophers. He led the team in scoring both years, was a WCHA Rookie of the Year and his 31 goals as a freshman is second in school history. In 2003, he was the Frozen Four MVP, beating Michigan in overtime and scoring the winning goal in the national championship game against New Hampshire.

Vanek joined the Stampede during their inaugural season in 1999-2000, recording 33 points in 35 games. He appeared in just 20 games in 2000-01, but returned for a record setting year in 2001-02 where posted 91 points in just 53 games. His 91 points are a franchise record along with his 46 goals that season. He holds the franchise record for most points in a career (153), most points in a season (91), most goals in a career (80) and most goals in a season (46). He is also tied for scoring the most goals in a game with four. While skating for the Stampede, Vanek secured a scholarship to play Division I college hockey at the University of Minnesota.

 

Courtesy: Sioux Falls Stampede Jim Olander

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Former USD Head Basketball Coach Died Sunday

12/16/2014 6:14 AM

Former University of South Dakota men's basketball coach Doug Martin has died in La Crosse, Wis., his hometown.

Full Story
The KELOLAND/Yankton Press & Dakotan HS Basketball Polls: Dec. 14

12/15/2014 12:00 AM

Basketball rankings from KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan: Dec. 14

Full Story
Union Takes NFL To Court Over Adrian Peterson

12/15/2014 10:13 AM

The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NF...

Full Story
Peterson's Appeal Denied

12/12/2014 4:26 PM

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension has been upheld on appeal, the NFL announced Friday.

Full Story
Friday Night Scoreboard

12/12/2014 11:03 PM

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Full Story


Events