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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)
- Has appeared in 999 games, one shy of 1,000. - Is tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (3), tied for second in goals (16) and tied for third in points (40). - Ranks ninth on the franchise scoring list with 451 points (157g/294a) in 527 games. - Recorded his 800th career point on Jan. 8 vs. Ottawa. - Led the team with 10 points (4g/6a) in 13 games during the month of December. - Appeared in his 500th game as a member of the Avalanche on Dec. 29 at St. Louis. - Suffered a facial fracture on Nov. 20 vs. Washington, forcing him to miss two games from Nov. 22-25. - Had a six-game point streak from Oct. 16-28. - Scored his seventh career short-handed goal on Oct. 28 vs. San Jose. - Had a three-game goal streak, Oct. 16-21, his longest such streak since April 1-6, 2011 with Calgary. - Passed Valeri Kamensky (414) for ninth place on the franchise's points list on Oct. 24 vs. Vancouver. - Passed Dale Hunter (142) for ninth place on the franchise's goal-scoring list on Oct. 18 at Montreal.
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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It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding it, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Rookie Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 in his NHL career