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Dick Tarnstrom

Dick Tarnstrom  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: January 20, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Sundbyberg, Sweden
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NYI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 11th   (272nd overall)
WC-A All-Star Team (2004) Named Best Defenseman at WC-A (2004) Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from NY Islanders, August 6, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), August 9, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh for Jani Rita and Cory Cross, January 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), August 16, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2007. Traded to Columbus by Edmonton for Curtis Glencross, February 1, 2008.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres