|Assets:||Is extremely gifted, versatile, has the ability to hold onto the puck for long stretches, boasts great passing skills and tremendous one-on-one moves. Is usually effective in shootout situations.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of strength to combat big NHL defenders in the corners, but that's not his style of game. Doesn't shoot the puck enough, which leads to average goal-scoring totals annually.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran playmaking winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2000-01 (Colorado)|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02 (Injured)|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2003-04|
|11/19/2013||Sprained knee, injured reserve.|
|11/06/2013||Sprained knee, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/27/2013||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|4/26/2013||Missed the last 8 regular season games (sprained mcl).|
|4/13/2013||Sprained MCL, remainder of the regular season.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 2 regular season games (undisclosed).|
|1/24/2012||Missed 15 games (upper body injury).|
|12/29/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/27/2011||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/22/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/13/2011||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|6/25/2011||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a five-year contract.|
|2/14/2011||Missed 3 games (strained neck).|
|2/09/2011||Strained neck, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|9/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|4/22/2009||Missed 2 playoff game (shoulder injury).|
|4/20/2009||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/19/2009||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/06/2009||Missed 28 games (separated left shoulder).|
|1/01/2009||Separated left shoulder, mid-February.|
|12/02/2008||Missed 2 games (neck injury).|
|11/28/2008||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|6/20/2008||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|3/20/2008||Missed 1 game (broken toe).|
|3/18/2008||Broken toe, day-to-day.|
|3/04/2008||Missed 3 games (neck injury).|
|2/26/2008||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|12/23/2006||Missed 1 game (charley horse).|
|12/19/2006||Charley horse, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a three-year contract.|
|6/24/2006||Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.|
|4/11/2006||Missed 10 games (sprained knee).|
|3/20/2006||Sprained knee, mid-April.|
|2/28/2006||Missed 1 game (hip flexor).|
|2/12/2006||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|8/04/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|7/28/2005||Colorado Avalanche tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/07/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HC Lugano of the Swiss National League.|
|7/23/2004||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|5/05/2004||Missed Game 6 of Round Two against the San Jose Sharks (lower body injury).|
|5/04/2004||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/24/2004||Missed tha last game of Round One against the Dallas Stars and Game One of Round Two against the San Jose Sharks (knee injury).|
|4/17/2004||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|4/07/2004||Missed the last 11 games of the regular season (knee injury).|
|3/14/2004||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/26/2003||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|9/06/2003||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|9/09/2002||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|5/31/2002||Missed Game 5 and 6 of Conference Finals against Detroit (leg injury).|
|5/27/2002||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|2/08/2002||Missed 2 games (hip injury).|
|1/30/2002||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|1/09/2002||Missed 3 games (ankle injury).|
|1/01/2002||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|12/29/2001||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|12/27/2001||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|11/24/2001||Missed 6 games (sinusitis).|
|1/21/2001||Named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 21.|
|6/27/2013||Calgary Flames traded Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for David Jones and Shane O'Brien.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|6/20/2008||Calgary Flames traded Alex Tanguay and a 5th round selection in 2008 to the Montreal Canadiens for a 1st round selection in 2008 and a 2nd round selection in 2009.|
|6/24/2006||Colorado Avalanche traded Alex Tanguay to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold, a 2nd round selection in 2006 and a conditional draft selection in 2006 or 2007.|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round (12th overall) in 1998.|
Tanguay (knee) still a couple of weeks away | 11/25/2013 5:28 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (knee) may be another two weeks away from returning.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy said that Tanguay might not be available until about Dec. 9. He has been sidelined since Nov. 2 because of a knee injury.
Avs' Alex Tanguay (knee) is out indefinitely | 11/16/2013 2:39 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay is out indefinitely with a knee injury, according to coach Patrick Roy.
ImpactRoy didn't go into detail about the situation, but he isn't sure when Tanguay will be back. A decision regarding surgery could have something to do with this, but until an update from the team is announced, we are in the dark. Tanguay hasn't played since Nov. 2 and was originally listed as day-to-day.
Avs hopeful Alex Tanguay won't need surgery | 11/13/2013 8:50 AM
NewsDoctors will determine if Alex Tanguay needs knee surgery in the next few days.
ImpactThe Avalanche are hopeful that Tanguay won't require a procedure. He was injured back on Nov. 2 against Montreal. A clearer picture of his timetable should be known after the doctors make a decision.
Alex Tanguay (knee) out for at least 2 weeks | 11/04/2013 4:30 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay will miss at least two weeks due to a knee injury.
ImpactAfter that, he will be re-evaluated again. Defenseman Nick Holden will be used as an emergency forward for now, while Tanguay is sidelined so the team won't recall a replacement up front from the minors. He has nine points and a plus-8 rating in 13 games this campaign.
Tanguay suffers knee injury Saturday | 11/03/2013 12:48 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay left Saturday night's game against Montreal with a knee injury.
ImpactIt is not clear how severe this injury is but it was enough to force him from the game in the second period. Tanguay is scheduled to have an MRI Sunday to determine the extent of the injury. Cross your fingers Tanguay owners.
Alex Tanguay picks up two goals Saturday | 10/13/2013 10:53 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay scored twice in Colorado's 5-1 win against Washington on Saturday.
ImpactTanguay has three assists and five points in five games this season. He's likely to slow down as the campaign goes on, but he should surpass the 50-point mark.
Alex Tanguay sets up three goals Wednesday | 10/03/2013 11:50 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay contributed three helpers in Colorado's blowout win over Anaheim Wednesday night.
ImpactTwo of his assists came when the Avalanche were up a man and he ended up with 3:12 of power-play time in the contest. He didn't have a shot on goal in the game, but fantasy owners will definitely be happy with his production.
Alex Tanguay excited to be back with Avs | 09/22/2013 11:14 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is excited as he prepares for the start of the regular season and his second stint with the Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactTanguay spent his first six NHL seasons with Colorado and played a key role in their 2001 Stanley Cup championship. The Avalanche are a rebuilding team right now, but Tanguay remains optimistic. "With the talent we have up front, we have the ability to bring excitement to this city, to this franchise, again," Tanguay said. He should surpass the 50-point mark in 2013-14, provided that he stays healthy.
Alex Tanguay thinks he can do better | 06/28/2013 9:03 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay thinks he is capable of more than he's accomplished thus far.
Impact"I haven't had my best year yet in the NHL, I really feel that," Tanguay said. "I have a big chip on my shoulder about that, I realize. I feel I can still perform, and I'm so happy to be back in Denver where I have so many great memories." Tanguay had some of his best seasons with the Avalanche, but he hasn't played for the franchise since 2005-06. Tanguay should put up solid numbers as a top-six forward in Colorado, but we're not expecting him to set any new career-highs in his mid-30s.
Avs acquire Alex Tanguay in 4-player swap | 06/27/2013 6:32 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, along with defenseman Cory Sarich, in exchange for winger David Jones and blueliner Shane O'Brien.
ImpactTanguay, who was originally taken by the Avalanche in the first round of the 1998 draft, registered 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games with the Flames this past season. He will be united with former teammate Patrick Roy, who will serve as his new head coach. Tanguay should serve as a playmaking threat in Colorado's top-six forward group.
Alex Tanguay has recovered from MCL sprain | 06/14/2013 8:46 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay has been medically cleared after his season was cut short due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain.
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ImpactTanguay ended up with 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games this season. He's getting ready for the third campaign of his five-year/$17.5 million deal.
Alex Tanguay struggled at end of season | 04/29/2013 7:05 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay admitted that he was distracted the last month of the season after teammates Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester were dealt away.
ImpactTanguay missed the last two weeks of the season with a medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee. "I was playing pretty good the first 20 to 25 games of the year, and then when the distraction came about, I think mentally I got a little bit affected by it," Tanguay said. "And that's on me. You have to be a professional. You have to play your best every night. But I've got some good years of hockey ahead of me, and I'm hoping that I can be a key contributor in this organization." Tanguay has three years left on his contract at $3.5 million per season and could be a candidate to be bought out by the Flames. Stay tuned.
Alex Tanguay out for remainder of 2013 season | 04/13/2013 5:21 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay will miss the remainder of the season with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee.
ImpactHe's expected to need four-to-six weeks of recovery time. Tanguay suffered the injury in Friday's overtime win over Phoenix. He'll finish the year with 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games.
Flames' left winger Alex Tanguay injures knee | 04/13/2013 9:57 AM
NewsCalgary left winger Alex Tanguay left the Flames' game Friday midway through due to a knee injury after he became tangled with the Coyotes' Kyle Chipchura at the boards.
ImpactTanguay's left foot was caught as he fell and his scream while his leg was twisted could be heard all the way up to the press box. "It doesn't look good," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "The doctors were around him when I got in (the room). I didn't see it, but Marty Gelinas saw a replay somewhere and said it's ugly."
Alex Tanguay gets use to life on new Flames | 04/10/2013 8:53 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is getting used to life on a rebuilding squad.
Impact"Mentally, it's been unbelievably tough for a while now, but that's part of hockey," Tanguay said. "My first few years in the league, I thought this was easy having a chance to win a Stanley Cup year in and year out. And it's certainly not that way." Tanguay is signed through 2015-16, so he'll provide a veteran presence during the rebuilding process. Tanguay has previously stated that he's happy in Calgary despite their decision to trade away some of their top players, so Tanguay isn't likely to request to be traded over the summer.
Alex Tanguay isn't requesting a trade | 04/02/2013 9:05 AM
NewsEven as the Calgary Flames deal away their top players, Alex Tanguay isn't requesting a trade.
Impact"I'm happy here," Tanguay said. "I signed a five-year deal a year-and-a-half ago, and certainly with the intention of being here for that deal. I like the city. I like the team. I like the organization. I'm hoping that things are going to work out here, but the team makes decisions for what's best for them, and I'm sure they're looking for their own best interests. We'll see." Tanguay has nine goals and 25 points in 34 games this season.
Alex Tanguay enjoyed time with Jarome Iginla | 03/28/2013 8:33 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay enjoyed playing with Jarome Iginla for five of the last seven seasons.
ImpactTanguay has had two stints with the Flames. "He's been a superstar in this league," said Tanguay of Iginla. "He's going to be a Hall of Famer. It's been a privilege playing with him. He's a role model. The kids that have grown up in this city the last 15 years, for most of them Jarome Iginla is their idol. It's sad to see it come to this day, but it's the business we're in. I guess there's not much we can do." After Tanguay had a poor season in Tampa Bay, Iginla apparently pushed the Flames to bring back his old teammate. Tanguay rewarded the Flames for their trust in him by scoring 22 goals and 69 points in his first season back. The Flames went on to ink Tanguay to a five-year, $17,500,000 million extension.
Tanguay into another pointless streak | 03/09/2013 5:55 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay's 17 points in 22 games this season may not look so bad, but his inconsistency continues to plague him as an unreliable fantasy performer.
ImpactTanguay has registered points during streaks of seven games, four games and on two other occasions this season. After failing to contribute in Calgary's loss to Anaheim on Friday, Tanguay has no points in his last three.
Alex Tanguay reflects on his early success | 02/28/2013 9:30 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay appreciates what he accomplished in his early years with the Colorado Avalanche more now.
ImpactTanguay was drafted by Colorado in 1998 and made his debut in 1999-2000. "My first year, we lost Game 7 of the conference finals," Tanguay said. "Second year we won the Stanley Cup. My third year we lost Game 7 of the conference finals. I thought `This is it. This is going to come very naturally.' Ever since that, I've never got a sniff. Never really got close to winning it." Tanguay scored the game-winning goal against the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup. He hasn't played for Colorado since 2005-06, but he still cherishes Denver. He'll get a chance to play there on Thursday.
Tanguay scores only goal in OT loss to Wild | 02/27/2013 12:27 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay had Calgary's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota Tuesday night.
ImpactHe scored with the man advantage in the first period, but the Flames couldn't hold off the Wild in the third. Mike Cammalleri and Jay Bouwmeeser had the assists on Tanguay's sixth goal of the year.
Flames continue to struggle at home | 02/21/2013 6:58 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have won only two of nine games at home this season.
ImpactThe Flames are 2-5-2 at home following the 3-1 loss to Los Angeles on Wednesday, but are 3-2-1 on the road. They currently stand 14th in the Western Conference, ahead of only the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets. "We all feel that we should be performing a whole lot better at home," Tanguay said. "And when it doesn't go our way, maybe we squeeze (our sticks) a little bit too much. Maybe we put too much pressure on ourselves. I don't know ... But whatever has happened, we have to put it in the past."
Flames first line struggles in loss to Yotes | 02/19/2013 7:10 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames first line of Alex Tanguay, Michael Cammalleri and Jarome Iginla struggled in a 4-0 loss to Phoenix Monday.
ImpactThe trio were all minus-two and combined for only two shots on net in the loss. Coach Bob Hartley was not happy with the effort or lack thereof, of his players. "There's no message - the game is over," said Hartley. "Obviously I talked to them. I told them exactly what I just told you." Tanguay has four goals and 12 points in 14 games but his minus-six rating hurts.
Alex Tanguay scores GWG in overtime Thursday | 02/07/2013 11:19 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay potted the game-winning goal in overtime Thursday to give the Flames a 4-3 triumph versus Columbus.
ImpactHis fourth marker of the year came early into the extra session from Jarome Iginla and TJ Brodie. Brodie finished the contest with a pair of helpers and so did winger Jiri Hudler. Roman Cervenka (1), Lee Stempniak (4) and Mikael Backlund (3) also scored for Calgary in the win.
Tanguay finds the back of the net Thursday | 02/01/2013 10:11 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay scored a goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Colorado.
ImpactTanguay is on a four-game point streak and now has three goals and five points in five games this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him reach the 40-point mark this season, provided he can stay healthy.
Alex Tanguay closes in on 500 assist mark | 01/30/2013 9:50 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is just one assist away from 500.
ImpactTanguay is on pace to become the 126th player in NHL history to achieve that milestone. He's gotten off to a great start this season with two goals and four points in four games.
Alex Tanguay gets Monday off practice | 01/29/2013 7:51 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay missed practice Monday in what coach Bob Hartley described as a maintenance day.
ImpactThe Flames have played four games in the first 10 days of the schedule and have only five in the next 13 days as they start off the first 23 days of the season with the least amount of games. Nevertheless, Tanguay was given the day off and was replaced on the top line by Steve Begin. Hartley said that Tanguay will be good to go on Tuesday.
Alex Tanguay playing a big role for Flames | 01/24/2013 2:35 AM
NewsWhile the Calgary Flames fell short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Alex Tanguay owners should feel optimistic.
ImpactA lot of the numbers are promising. He had nearly as much ice time as Jarome Iginla, totaling at 23:26. Tanguay's known more for being a passer, yet he had five shots on goal which resulted in one tally. If he has C/LW eligibility, you could do worse than scooping up Iggy's running mate.
Alex Tanguay shifts to center in practices | 01/16/2013 9:41 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames are experimenting with using Alex Tanguay up the middle.
ImpactThe was some suspicion before training camp began that Tanguay might end up as the team's top center, but nothing has been decided yet. "Trying to get used to a new pace, trying to get used to a new position, I don't think I looked too good out there - I was a little bit out of place," said Tanguay. "I feel fine physically, but I feel that I'm still taking too much time thinking about where I need to be. But I'm looking forward to the next few days of practice and hopefully I can improve."
Flames may use Alex Tanguay at center | 01/08/2013 4:45 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay may line up as a center on opening night for Calgary on the team's top line.
ImpactNeedless to say the Flames are thin up the middle going into this season. Tanguay's playmaking style could help ease the transition if it happens, but it would take some getting used to since he has played his career as a left winger.
|Goals||2||at Wsh||Oct 12||1|
|Assists||3||vs. Ana||Oct 2||2|
|Points||3||vs. Ana||Oct 2||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Oct 19||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Oct 27||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||13 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Nov 2||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Ana||Oct 2||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Wsh||Oct 12||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Wsh||Oct 12||1|
|Shots||4||at Bos||Oct 10||5|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2002-03 (Col)|
|Penalty Minutes||48||2007-08 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2005-06 (Col)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2007-08 (Cgy)|
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