Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Tanguay
Born Ste-Justine, Quebec, Alex Tanguay scored 101 goals in three junior seasons with the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads and was a QMJHL/CHL All-Rookie Team member in 1997 as well as a member of Canada's 1998 World Junior Team.

He was chosen 12th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After his final season in Halifax, Tanguay joined the AHL's Hershey Bears before making his NHL debut in 1999-00, scoring 17 goals as an NHL rookie. The next year Tanguay broke through with 27 goals and registered 21 post-season points while helping the Avalanche capture their second the Stanley Cup in franchise history. Tanguay scored two key goals in the seventh game of the finals versus the New Jersey Devils and was a key to the fortunes of the club after the injuries felled star pivot Peter Forsberg.

A versatile forward, Tanguay's offensive numbers dropped in 2001-02 before rebounding the following year with 67 points. In 2003-04, Tanguay established a career high in assists (54) tying teammate Joe Sakic for second in the league and points (79) despite missing 13 games in the latter stages of the season.

On June 24, 2006 Alex Tanguay and a 2007 or 2008 conditional draft pick were sent to Calgary for Jordan Leopold and a 2006 second-round draft pick. In his first season as a Flame, Tanguay was a point-per-game player and he appeared in his 500th NHL Game. However, his point product slipped the following season and the Flames dealt the Quebec native at the 2008 NHL Draft to the Montreal Canadiens for the club's 1st round choice (Greg Nemisz) in 2008 Entry Draft and their 2nd round choice in 2009 Entry Draft.

In the summer of 2009, Tanguay was again on the move. This time he was an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ironically, it was in a game against the Lightning the previous season that Tanguay suffered a shoulder injury that would end his season.

On July 1, 2010, Tanguay surprised the hockey world when as an unrestricted free agent he chose to sign with his former club, the Calgary Flames.

With the Flames looking to rebuild after the 2012-13 season, they traded Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for Shane O'Brien and David Jones on June 27, 2013.

The 2014-15 season would be a good one for Tanguay. He suited up in 80 games for the Avalanche and notched 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points. The following season would not be as kind to Tanguay. In 52 games he scored just for times and saw his ice time decreased. On February 29, 2016, Tanguay was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Mikkel Boedker.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Cap-de-Madeleine Estacades QAAA 1 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Cap-de-Madeleine Estacades QAAA 44 29 34 63 64 5 2 4 6 14
1996-97 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 70 27 41 68 50 +21 12 4 8 12 8
1997-98 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 51 47 38 85 32 -6 5 7 6 13 4
1997-98 Canada WJC-A 7 2 1 3 2
1998-99 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 31 27 34 61 30 +28 5 1 2 3 2
1998-99 Hershey Bears AHL 5 1 2 3 2 -2 5 0 2 2 0
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 17 34 51 22 +6 17 2 1 3 2
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 27 50 77 37 +35 23 6 15 21 8
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 13 35 48 36 +8 19 5 8 13 0
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 26 41 67 36 +34 7 1 2 3 4
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 69 25 54 79 42 +30 8 2 2 4 2
2004-05 HC Lugano Swiss 6 3 3 6 4
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 29 49 78 46 +8 9 2 4 6 12
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 81 22 59 81 44 +12 6 1 3 4 8
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 78 18 40 58 48 +11 7 0 4 4 4
2008-09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 16 25 41 34 +13 2 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 10 27 37 32 -2
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 79 22 47 69 24 0
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 64 13 36 49 28 +7
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 40 11 16 27 22 -13
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 16 4 7 11 4 +7
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 80 22 33 55 40 -1
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 52 4 18 22 24 +3
2015-16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 18 4 9 13 8 +5
NHL Totals 1088 283 580 863 527 98 19 40 59 42


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 and Calgary's 2nd round picks in 2006 (Codey Burki) and 2007 (Trevor Cann) NHL Drafts, June 24, 2006. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Calgary's 5th round pick (Maxim Trunev) in 2008 NHL Draft for Montreal's 1st round pick (Greg Nemisz) in 2008 NHL Draft and Montreal's 2nd round pick (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Stefan Elliott) in 2009 NHL 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. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Montreal, November 2, 2013. Traded to Arizona by Colorado with Connor Bleackley and Kyle Wood for Mikkel Boedker, February 29, 2016.
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