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Alex Tanguay

Alex Tanguay  #40

Colorado Avalanche  Left Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: November 21, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Ste-Justine, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: COL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
- Only three players from the 1998 draft class have more career points than Tanguay s 828: Vincent Lecavalier (931), Brad Richards (904) and Pavel Datsyuk (869). - Ranks seventh on the franchise s all-time scoring list with 466 points (163g/303a) in 546 games. - Ranks eighth in team history in both goals (163) and assists (303). - Tanguay s 466 points are the fourth-most in Avalanche history (since 1995-96), trailing Joe Sakic (1015), Milan Hejduk (805) and Peter Forsberg (705). - Is the NHL s active leader in career shooting percentage (min 700 shots) at 18.9% Has twice led the NHL in that category, 2005-06 (23.2%) and 2014-15 (21.2%). - Won a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001.
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004) Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), October 7, 2004. Traded to Calgary by Colorado for Jordan Leopold, Calgary's 2nd round choice (Codey Burki) in 2006 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Trevor Cann) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Calgary's 5th round choice (Maxim Trunev) in 2008 Entry Draft for Montreal's 1st round choice (Greg Nemisz) in 2008 Entry Draft and Montreal's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Stefan Elliott) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2010. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Cory Sarich for David Jones and Shane O'Brien, June 27, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Montreal, November 2, 2013.
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You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.

— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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