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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.
Quote of the Day

It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract