Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Alex Tanguay
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AlexTanguay
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 194
BIRTHDATE: 11/21/1979
AGE: 34
BIRTHPLACE: Ste-Justine, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: COL: 1998-12 overall
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), October 7, 2004. Traded to Calgary by Colorado for Jordan Leopold, Calgary's 2nd round choice (Codey Burki) in 2006 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Trevor Cann) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Calgary's 5th round choice (Maxim Trunev) in 2008 Entry Draft for Montreal's 1st round choice (Greg Nemisz) in 2008 Entry Draft and Montreal's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Stefan Elliott) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2010. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Cory Sarich for David Jones and Shane O'Brien, June 27, 2013.
2013-14 SEASON
Appeared in only 16 games due to injury...Recorded 11 points (4g/7a) with a +7 plus/minus rating in those 16 contests...Colorado was 15-1-0 with Tanguay in the lineup...Has 411 points (141g/270a) in 466 regular season games with the Avs, ranking him 10th on the franchise’s all-time scoring chart...Missed the final 29 games of the season (knee/hip)...Underwent season-ending hip surgery on Feb. 21...Placed on Injured Reserve, Feb. 24 (retroactive to Jan. 30)...Suffered a knee injury on Nov. 2 vs. Montreal, forcing him to miss 36 games from Nov. 6 to Jan. 21..Was placed on Injured Reserve, Nov. 18 (retroactive to Nov. 2) and activated on Jan. 24...Had three assists in the season opener on Oct. 2 vs. Anaheim in what was his first regular season game with Colorado since April 17, 2006...Was the first Avalanche player to register three points in a season opener since 2007-08, when Paul Stastny and Andrew Brunette both accomplished the feat...Tallied a season-high two goals, including a short-handed marker, on Oct. 12 at Washington.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS:
Missed the Avalanche's first-round series with the Wild after undergoing season-ending hip surgery Feb. 21

CAREER
2012-13:
Finished tied for third on the Calgary Flames in scoring with 27 points (11g/16a) in 40 games…Was also third on the club in goals and tied for fifth in assists…Registered his 500th career assist on Feb. 2 vs. Chicago…Scored the overtime winner on Feb. 7 at Columbus, his fourth career OT goal…Appeared in his 900th career game on Feb. 26 at Minnesota…Left with a knee injury on April 12 vs. Phoenix, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season…Was tied for the team lead in points heading into that game.

2011-12:
Tallied 49 points (13g/36a) in 64 games with the Calgary Flames…Registered his 700th career point with an assist on Nov. 21 at Columbus…Did not dress on Dec. 10 because of the flu…Was placed on IR with an upper body injury on Dec. 22, forcing him to miss 15 games…Scored on a penalty shot on Feb. 25 vs. Philadelphia…Sat out two games, April 5-7, with a wrist injury. 

2010-11: Led the Flames and was tied for 17th in the NHL with 47 assists…Ranked first on the team in shooting percentage at 18.3%…Led the NHL with 10 shootout goals, going 10-for-16 (62.5%)…Shared the league lead with four shootout game-deciding goals…Played in his 800th career game on Feb. 27 vs. St. Louis.

2009-10: Appeared in 80 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning…Recorded his 600th NHL point on Dec. 21 at NY Islanders and skated in his 700th career game on Jan. 6 at Buffalo…Scored his 200th NHL goal on Jan. 16 at Florida.

2008-09: Was limited to 50 games with the Montreal Canadiens, missing 32 games due to injury…Led Montreal with a +13 plus/minus rating…Tied his career-high with five points (2g/3a) on March 24 vs. Atlanta.

2008-09 PLAYOFFS: Dressed in two of Montreal’s four games in a first round series loss to Boston.

2007-08: Finished fourth on Calgary in goals (18) and assists (40), and was fifth in points (58)…Shared the team lead with two short-handed goals…Tallied his 500th NHL point with a goal on Nov. 10 vs. Edmonton…Had two assists in his 600th career game on March 16 at Chicago.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all seven postseason games for Calgary, registering four assists.

2006-07: Set a career high with 81 points (22g/59a) in 81 games for the Calgary Flames…Ranked first on Calgary in assists and finished second in points…His 59 assists were also a personal best and tied him for ninth in the league…Shared the team lead in games played…Finished third in the NHL in shooting percentage (20.6%)…Dressed in his 500th NHL game on Feb. 2 vs. Columbus…Picked up his 300th career assist on Feb. 11 at Detroit. 

2006-07 PLAYOFFS: Led the Flames in assists (3) and finished tied for second in points (4) while appearing in six postseason games.

2005-06: Set a career high with 29 goals in 71 games for the Avalanche…Finished second on Colorado in scoring with 78 points…Was third on the team in goals and second in assists (49)…Led the NHL in shooting percentage (23.2%)…Had a team-high 22 multi-point games, including eight three-point efforts…Scored the first shootout goal in Avs history on Oct. 14 vs. Chicago…Moved past Mats Sundin (334) for ninth place on the franchise’s all-time points list with an assist on Nov. 3 vs. Anaheim…Scored his first career penalty shot goal on Nov. 12 at Calgary…Skated in his 400th career game on his 26th birthday, Nov. 21 vs. Calgary…Finished with a team-high 19 points in January (10g/9a), tied for third-most in the NHL…Scored a goal in four straight games, Jan. 3-9, a new career best…Sat out the final game before the Olympic Break (Feb. 12 at Detroit) due to a hip injury…Suffered a knee injury on March 19 at San Jose, forcing him to miss 10 games from March 20 to April 9…Scored a pair of goals on April 15 at Vancouver, moving him into 10th place on the franchise goal-scoring list and also making him the ninth player in team history to record 400 career points.

2005-06 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all nine postseason games for Colorado, ranking fourth on the team in points (2g/4a)…Scored two goals, including the overtime winner, in Game 3 of the first round series against Dallas on April 26 at Pepsi Center.

2004-05: Played six games with Lugano in Switzerland, scoring three goals with three assists.

2003-04: Tied Joe Sakic for the team lead in assists (54) and finished second in points (79)…Tanguay’s 54 helpers tied him for fourth in the NHL while his 79 points tied for ninth…Was a team-best +30…Selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game (in Minnesota)…Recorded a nine-game point streak from Oct. 16 to Nov. 2 (5g/11a), longest by an Avs player in 2003-04…Had a career-high four assists on Oct. 23 vs. Edmonton…Missed two games with a groin injury, Dec. 19-20, ending his games-played streak at 138…Scored the overtime winner on Jan. 11 at Chicago…Recorded his second career hat trick on Jan. 21 at Florida…Tied a career high with five points on March 3 vs. Vancouver, equaling the mark also set against the Canucks on Jan. 18, 2001…Missed the final 11 games of the season with a sprained knee suffered on March 12 at Phoenix.

2003-04 PLAYOFFS: Collected points in each of the first three games of the Western Conference Quarterfinal against Dallas…Notched the game-winning goal in Game 1 vs. Dallas…Missed Game 5 of the WCQF and Games 5 and 6 of the Western Conference Semifinal against San Jose with a leg injury.

2002-03: Appeared in all 82 games and finished third on the Avalanche in plus/minus (+34)…Recorded a career-high 16-game point streak from Feb. 11 to March 7 (10g/16a), the longest streak by an NHL player in 2002-03…Included in that stretch was an eight-game assist streak, Feb. 8-20, matching his career high…Registered his first career hat trick on March 22 vs. Chicago.

2002-03 PLAYOFFS: Scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal against Minnesota.

2001-02: Finished third on the team with 48 points (13g/35a) in 70 games…Picked up his 100th career assist on Dec. 23 vs. Minnesota.

2001-02 PLAYOFFS: Ranked tied for third on the Avs in playoff scoring with 13 points (5g/8a) in 19 games…Assisted on Peter Forsberg’s game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinal vs. San Jose…Missed the final two games of the Conference Final against Detroit due to a leg injury.

2000-01: Surpassed his rookie season totals in goals (27), assists (50) and points (77)…Finished sixth in the NHL in plus/minus (+35)…Tallied a career-best five points (2g/3a) on Jan. 18 vs. Vancouver…Posted a team-high 11-game point streak from Nov. 1-25 (6g/13a), tied for the fifth-longest streak in the NHL…Had a career-best eight-game assist streak from Nov. 1-16 (10a)…Logged his first career fighting major on Dec. 29 vs. Nashville (A. Boikov).

2000-01 PLAYOFFS: Helped the Avalanche capture the 2001 Stanley Cup championship…Established playoff career-bests in goals (6), assists (15) and points (21)…Ranked fifth among postseason scorers in points and his 15 assists trailed only Milan Hejduk’s 16 in the NHL…Scored two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against New Jersey on June 9 at Pepsi Center…Tallied points in each of the last four games of the Cup Final (4g/2a), which included goals in each of the last three contests.

1999-00: Finished second among NHL rookie scorers with 51 points in 76 games…Also ranked second among rookies in assists (34)…Led the Avalanche in shooting percentage (23.0%)…Opened the season with a five-game point streak (Oct. 5-11)…Had an assist in his NHL debut on Opening Night, Oct. 5 at Nashville…Scored his first NHL goal 22 seconds into the first period on Oct. 8 at Pittsburgh…His first five goals came on his first seven shots…Recorded a season-best six-game point streak from Dec. 1-12 (1g/5a)…Scored two goals on Oct. 28 at Philadelphia, his first career multiple-goal game…Returned March 29 vs. Edmonton after suffering a neck strain on March 14 vs. Anaheim (missed six games). 

1999-00 PLAYOFFS: One of four Avalanche rookies who made their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs…Appeared in all 17 postseason games…Tallied a goal and an assist in his NHL playoff debut, Game 1 of the first round series against Phoenix on April 13…Scored again in his second career postseason game on April 15 vs. Phoenix.

1998-99: Completed his third and final season with Halifax of the QMJHL…Set Halifax career records for points (214), goals (101) and assists (113)…Was chosen as one of the team captains at the 1999 QMJHL All-Star Game…Matched a team record with five points on Oct. 9 in an 11-3 victory over Bale-Comeau…Equaled another club record with four goals on Oct. 15 in a 6-1 victory over Drummondville...Missed 28 games with a concussion he suffered on Oct. 18…Joined Hershey (AHL) for five regular season games and five postseason games at the end of the season.

1997-98: Had 47 goals and 85 points in 51 games during his second season with Halifax.

1996-97: Named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team and Canadian Hockey League All-Rookie Team in his first season with Halifax.

INTERNATIONAL
Represented Canada at the 1998 IIHF World Junior Championship.

PERSONAL
Alex and his wife, Helene, have three children: Maya (5), Samuel (3) and Blake (1)…Began his NHL career wearing #40 but switched to #18 prior to the 2003-04 season…#18 was his number in juniors…Wore #13 with Montreal and Tampa Bay…As a member of the Flames, Tanguay partnered with the team to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society directed to stomach cancer research…Donated money to the organization for every assist he recorded during the 2010-11 season…Organizes his own charity golf tournament to benefit minor hockey in his hometown each summer…Was a Quebec Nordiques fan growing up…Lived with Patrick Roy during his rookie season of 1999-2000.