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David Tanabe

David Tanabe  #45

Defenseman
NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: July 19, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: White Bear Lake, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: CAR / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)
WCHA All-Rookie Team (1999) Traded to Phoenix by Carolina with Igor Knyazev for Danny Markov and Edmonton's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Billy Ryan) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), October 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), November 29, 2004. Traded to Boston by Phoenix for Dave Scatchard, November 18, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 29, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to concussion at Toronto, December 18, 2007.
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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares