Joined: Jan 2020
Hes a great team mate who impacts the game on a nightly basis. If he is leading our bottom six in a couple of years, Oilers are doing really good. He is our best bottom six player(actually playing on the top line and points are really good) and sets the standard for them. He shows he can play with McDavid and is emotionally attached. He has improved consistently for years for the Oilers.
Do you believe that its McDavids skates on the ice that defenseman hear that pressure them? No, its Kassians, he pressures by force and that changes the flow of the ice and that opens ice up for McDavid to do his thing.
3.2M for 25+ points/season and a mentor. Good stuff. Anything above this is icing.