OTTAWA - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Friday the acquisition of forward Alex Tanguay along with a fifth round pick (138th overall) in 2008 from the Calgary Flames in return for the Canadiens’ first round selection (25th overall) in 2008 and a second round pick in 2009.
Tanguay, 28, will enter his ninth NHL season in 2008-09. Last season, the left winger played 78 games with the Flames recording 58 points, including 18 goals, had a plus-11 rating and was assessed 48 penalty minutes.
Tanguay has recorded 539 points (177 goals and 362 assists) in 609 NHL career games with 311 penalty minutes and a plus-111 rating.
The Ste-Justine, Quebec native participated in the Stanley Cup playoffs in each of his first eight NHL seasons recording a total of 58 points (19 goals, 39 assists) in 96 games.
Tanguay, 6-foot-1 and 191 pounds, was a first round selection, 12th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He was instrumental in the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup championship in 2000-01, recording 21 points, including 6 goals, in 23 games.