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Minnesota Wild Road Tour – Summer 2012

| May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Minnesota Wild Road Tour – Summer 2012

The Wild will caravan throughout Minnesota again this summer, making stops in 18 cities in the State of Hockey on the 2012 Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour. Three separate legs of the tour begin Monday, June 25 and will make stops at two locations each day. The tour will culminate with the seventh annual [...]

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More Than Just a Pretty Fight

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
More Than Just a Pretty Fight

The moment Matt Kassian knew his future in hockey might be as an enforcer came on his first shift in the WHL. He was just 16, when the biggest player on the ice sidled up to him and asked him if he wanted to go.

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First (and second) NHL Goal

| March 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
First (and second) NHL Goal

Grab that puck! It will forever belong to the Kassassin, who scored his first and second NHL goals and came a post shy of a hat-trick. That, and 3rd Star of the Game!!

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That’s Gotta Be Some Kind of Record

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
That’s Gotta Be Some Kind of Record

Two minutes twelve seconds of ice time. Two fights. Twenty penalty minutes. And FIRST STAR of the game. That’s got to be a new NHL record of some sort!

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Legacy MMA

| April 12, 2011 | 1 Comment
Legacy MMA

To quote the recent words of UFC quote machine Chael Sonnen, opponents must feel like they are “skating on really thin ice with really sharp skates” when going up against enforcer Matt Kassian.

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God and Hockey

| April 11, 2011 | 1 Comment
God and Hockey

The Houston Aeros’ 6-foot-4 forward Matt Kassian is undeniably tough, with a reputation as the team’s enforcer and more fighting penalties than any other player. He’s a big guy with a bigger heart, a practicing Christian who brings his faith into the locker room and the community.

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Sickest Beard Award

| May 30, 2010 | 0 Comments
Sickest Beard Award

Comments ranging from “dang sexy” and “gross” were submitted, but whether positive or negative, Matt Kassian received the most recognition and votes in the Sickest Playoff Beard Contest. The completely un-manicured beard, growing down his neck and into a hurricane-like swirl, earned him top billing.

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Humanitarian of the Year

| April 7, 2010 | 0 Comments
Humanitarian of the Year

The Aeros Humanitarian of the Year is Matt Kassian. Kassian’s the team enforcer, something that he calls a job, and in his spare time, he’s balancing his job with going to hospitals, animal shelters, and anyplace else the team may need him to go.

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AHL Man of the Year Award

| March 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
AHL Man of the Year Award

The Houston Aeros are proud to announce Matt Kassian as the team’s winner of the American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Houston community during the 2009-10 season.

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