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Alex Tanguay
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Alex Tanguay  #40

Colorado Avalanche  Left Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: November 21, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Ste-Justine, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: COL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
- Is tied for first on the Avalanche in game-winning goals (4). - Ranks third on the club in goals (22) and fourth in points (54-tied). - Has reached the 20-goal mark for the seventh time in his career. - Passed Paul Stastny (460) for eighth place on the franchise scoring list on March 25 at Edmonton and passed Dale Hunter (464) for seventh place on April 4 at Los Angeles. - Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on March 4 vs Pittsburgh. - Became the 299th player in NHL history to reach that milestone. - Recorded his 800th point on Jan. 8 vs. Ottawa. - Became the fourth player from the 1998 draft class to reach 800 points (V. Lecavalier, B. Richards, P. Datsyuk). - Led the team with 10 points (4g/6a) in December. - Had a season-high two goals on Dec. 20 at Buffalo. - Appeared in his 500th game as a member of the Avs on Dec. 29 at St. Louis. - Suffered a facial fracture on Nov. 20 vs. Washington, forcing him to miss two games from Nov. 22-25. - Scored his seventh career SHG on Oct. 28 vs. San Jose.
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. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Montreal, November 2, 2013.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season