OSHAWA, Ontario -- Eric Tangradi's road to recovery has ended, and now the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect is ready to begin a new path.
If Tangradi has his way, that path will lead him directly back to the NHL.
The winger's efforts to become a permanent member of the team were stymied last season when the 22-year-old suffered a concussion during a game against the New York Islanders in February. But talk to Tangradi today and you can tell he's ready to get back into the game.
"I feel 100 percent, if not better," Tangradi said. "I learned a lot from the injury and it was a tough grind getting back out there, but I had a really good summer … getting in the gym and putting on some extra weight to get ready for another hockey season."