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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)
- Leads the Avalanche in game-winning goals (4). - Is tied for second on the club in goals (22) and ranks fourth in points (52). - Has reached the 20-goal mark for the seventh time in his career. - Passed Paul Stastny (460) for eighth place on the franchise scoring list on March 25 at Edmonton - Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on March 4 vs Pittsburgh. - Became the 299th player in NHL history to reach that milestone. - Recorded his 800th career point on Jan. 8 vs. Ottawa. - Became the fourth player from the 1998 draft class to reach 800 points (Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Pavel Datsyuk). - 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.
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.
Quote of the Day

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes