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Former Fan Favourite Enforcer Talks About the Fight that Ended his Career

Published November 9, 2023 at 11:19
BY JULIEN TREKKER
On October 26, 2023, Zack Kassian announced his retirement, marking the end of a notable and eventful 12-season career in the NHL.

Kassian played 661 games for four different teams, tallying 203 points and 913 penalty minutes.

He unexpectedly saw his time in professional hockey come to an earlier end than anticipated.

In what would be his last season, 2022-2023, Kassian took to the ice in 58 games with the Arizona Coyotes.


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Kassian Recalls Moment that Ended His Career



Reflecting on the trajectory of his career, Kassian identified a pivotal event that significantly altered his path in the sport.

He suffered a concussion during a 2021 preseason fight, a moment that profoundly affected his gameplay.

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


The Fight That Changed Everything for Kassian



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Kassian clashed with Zack MacEwen, a forward for the Vancouver Canucks in 2021.

Unfortunately, during the fight, a strike from MacEwen sent Kassian on the ice, head first. This incident deeply influenced him. Brain damage is a serious danger in sports and there's another proof.


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Former Fan Favourite Enforcer Talks About the Fight that Ended his Career

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