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Born November 21, 1979 (1979-11-21) (age 30),
Sainte-Justine, QC, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Colorado Avalanche
Calgary Flames
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft 12th overall, 1998
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1999 – present
Tanguay with the Flames in 2007.

Alexandre Tanguay (born November 21, 1979) is a professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. Tanguay was acquired by the Lightning as a free agent in a 2.5 million dollar deal on August 29, 2009. He previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Calgary Flames, and the Colorado Avalanche. He has won a Stanley Cup in 2001 as a member of the Avalanche, with whom he was originally drafted 12th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

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Playing career

Tanguay, who alternates between left wing and centre, was drafted 12th overall in the first round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche (formerly the Quebec Nordiques, his favorite team growing up). Tanguay started playing for the Avalanche in 1999–00 after three seasons of major junior with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 1999 against the Pittsburgh Penguins and finished with 51 points in his rookie season.

After improving to 77 points in his second campaign, he added 21 points in the post-season to help the Avalanche to the 2001 Stanley Cup championship. In the Finals against the New Jersey Devils, Tanguay scored a goal in game six to help tie the series 3–3 with a 4–0 victory. In the resulting game seven, Tanguay scored the opening two goals and assisted the third in Colorado's 3–1 victory. His second goal end up as the determining Stanley Cup-winning goal.[1]

Tanguay remained with the Avalanche for six seasons total, including a one-season stint with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout. On June 24, 2006, during the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Tanguay was traded from the Avalanche to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold, a second-round pick (Codey Burki), and a 2007 second-round pick (Trevor Cann).[2] He recorded a career-high 81 points in his first season with the Flames, but fell to 58 points in 2007–08.

On June 20, 2008, during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Tanguay waived his no-trade clause and was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens, along with a fifth-round pick in 2008 (Maxim Trunev), in exchange for the 25th overall pick (Greg Nemisz) and a second-round pick in 2009.[3][4] In the midst of his first season with the Canadiens, he suffered a shoulder injury on December 30, 2008 after taking a hit from Evgeny Artyukhin of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On September 1, 2009, Tanguay was signed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, after passing a physical on his previous shoulder injury.[5][6]

Family

His younger brother Maxime currently plays in the ECHL for the Toledo Walleye. Alex is married and has a daughter.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 70 27 41 68 50 12 4 8 12 8
1997–98 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 51 47 38 85 32 5 7 6 13 4
1998–99 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 31 27 34 61 30 5 1 2 3 2
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 5 1 2 3 2 5 0 2 2 0
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 17 34 51 22 17 2 1 3 2
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 27 50 77 37 23 6 15 21 8
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 13 35 48 36 19 5 8 13 0
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 26 41 67 36 7 1 2 3 4
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 69 25 54 79 42 8 2 2 4 2
2004–05 HC Lugano NLA 6 3 3 6 4
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 29 49 78 46 9 2 4 6 12
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 81 22 59 81 44 6 1 3 4 8
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 78 18 40 58 48 7 0 4 4 4
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 16 25 41 34 2 0 1 1 2
QMJHL totals 152 101 113 214 122 22 13 16 29 14
NHL totals 659 193 387 580 345 98 19 40 59 42

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Preceded by
Kevin Grimes
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Martin Skoula
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