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Nick Tarnasky

BIRTHDATE: November 25, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: TBL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 9th   (287th overall)

Second on team in PIM (85) despite playing only 30 games...Has fought in four-straight games (Apr 3. - Apr. 10; active)...Has been involved in 12 fights this season...Tallied an assist Apr. 6 vs OTT...Assisted on game-winning goal Mar. 6 vs. CAR...Registered his first goal of the season Feb. 13 vs. BOS...36 PIM in 15 games played...Played in his first game of the season Dec. 27 vs. BOS...Suffered a broken orbital bone Sept. 15.

Traded to Nashville by Tampa Bay for Nashville's 6th round choice (Jaroslav Janus) in 2009 Entry Draft, September 29, 2008. Traded to Florida by Nashville for Wade Belak, November 27, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to eye injury in pre-season at Ottawa, September 16, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Florida (ECHL), November 5, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), November 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chekhov (KHL), July 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 17, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 6, 2013.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory