Ideal winger who produced his 1st NHL appearance for the Buffalo Sabres in 2011 and was traded towards the Vancouver Canucks later on that time of year. He performed AAA midget hockey for the Windsor Jr. Spitfires. Known for his size, toughness, and intense design of play. His dad Mike passed away when Kassian was 8 years of age, so he grew up by his mom Shirley and his old sibling Mike Jr. He became a member of Daniel Sedin within the Canucks through the 2011-12 season.