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Red Wings sign winger Eric Tangradi

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed left wing Eric Tangradi to a one-year contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

Tangradi, 26, spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Montreal Canadiens’ organization, logging 31 points (14-17-31) and 56 penalty minutes in 48 games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs and adding 17 penalty minutes in seven games with the parent Canadiens. Over his six-season professional career, the 6-foot-4, 221-lb., winger has skated in 143 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets and Canadiens, registering 15 points (5-10-15) and 86 penalty minutes. He appeared in a career-high 55 NHL games with the Jets during the 2013-14 season, recording six points (3-3-6) and 21 penalty minutes. The Philadelphia native has also totaled 226 career AHL games between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Bulldogs, tallying 152 points (74-78-152) and 270 penalty minutes. The 2011 AHL All-Star also added 12 points (5-7-12) in 14 career Calder Cup playoff games.

Originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Tangradi spent his major junior career with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls, notching 168 points (67-101-168) in 176 regular-season games and adding 56 points (23-33-56) in 52 playoff games. He represented the United States during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, picking up three points (1-2-3) in six games.

Eric Tangradi, Left Wing
Born Feb 10 1989  -- Philadelphia, PA
Height 6.04 -- Weight 221 -- Shoots L

Selected by Anaheim Ducks round 2 #42 overall 2007 NHL Entry Draft

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006-07 Belleville Bulls OHL 65 5 15 20 32 15 8 9 17 14
2007-08 Belleville Bulls OHL 56 24 36 60 41 21 7 11 18 20
2008-09 Belleville Bulls OHL 55 38 50 88 61 16 8 13 21 12
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL 65 17 22 39 31 4 1 1 2 6
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 2 3 10 1 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL 42 18 15 33 86 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 0 2 2 16 2 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL 37 15 16 31 40 10 4 5 9 14
2012-13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL 34 10 8 18 57 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 36 1 3 4 22 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 55 3 3 6 21 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 48 14 17 31 56 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 17 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL Totals   143 5 10 15 86 3 0 1 1 0
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