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Alex Tanguay
Alex Tanguay
Left Wing
(TAN-gay)
Number: 40
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 194
Shoots: Left
Born: 21 Nov 1979  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Ste-justine, QC, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2010
Drafted: COL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010-11:
Registered 3 points (2+1) and picked up his 100th career point as a Flame on Oct.16 ... passed Steve Bozak to crack the Flames Top 50 in all time scoring at 144 with a pair of assists on Oct.24 ... scored the game winner in the shoot-out on Oct.26 ... had three assists on Nov.19 ... back-to-back multi-point games with (1+1) on Nov.21 on his 31st birthday .... sixth multi-point game with a pair of assists on Nov.29 ... had a five game point streak (2+4) Nov.26-Dec.3 ... scored the game tying goal and the shootout winner on Dec.23 ... scored a goal and an assist on Jan.21 ... scored the shootout winner on Jan.22 giving him a league leading third shootout winner ... had a three point night (2+1) on Feb.5 ... missed three games with a neck strain (Feb.9-12) ... scored a goal in his return on Feb.14 ... played his 800th career game on Feb.27 ... scored the gwg and added two assists on Mar.1 ... scored a league leading 4th shootout game winner on Mar.26

2009-10: Signed as a free agent on Sept. 1, 2009 ... ranked sixth on the team in goals (10), fifth on the team in assists (27), and seventh in points (37) … was third (tie) on the team with 34 takeaways … finished the season in sixth place on the team with an 11.0% shot percentage … recorded his 600th NHL point on December. 21 @ NYI and appeared in his 700th career game on January. 6 @ BUF … scored his 200th career goal on Jan. 16 @ FLA

2008-09:
Played in 50 games with Montreal, recording 57 points (16 G, 41 A) with a +13 rating … it was his 6th consecutive season with 15 goals or more and his plus/ minus rating was his highest since the 2003-04 season (+30) … has 20 goals or more in 4 of the previous 6 seasons … missed 32 games due to injury, playing in the fewest number of games in his career (50) … led MTL in points with 13 and plus/minus with a +8 in the month of March … tied his career high with 5 points in a game (2 G 3 A)
Mar.24 vs. ATL … was named MTL player of the month for October after leading the team in goals (6) and points with (11)

2007-08: Scored his first 2 goals of the season and added 1 assist for his first 3-point game of the season on Oct. 24 vs. MIN … scored his 500th NHL point with a goal on Nov. 10 vs. EDM … scored a pair of goals for the second time this season on Feb. 20 @ DAL and was named the game’s 1st star ... played his 600th career game, registered 2 points (2 A) on March. 16 @ CHI … PLAYOFFS: Played in all 7 games for Calgary registering 4 points (4 A) in the process 

2006-07: Played in his seventh NHL season, his first as a Calgary Flame … set a career high in points (81) – 2nd on Flames, and assists (59) – 1st on Flames … went 3 for 7 (43%) in the shoot-out, including two GWG of the three Flames shoot-out wins … was second on the Flames with 25 MP games … Flames were 13-6-2-1 when scoring … finished 3rd in the NHL in shooting percentage (20.6%) … finished 9th amongst NHL assist leaders (59) … registered two assists for the 4th straight game on Nov.17 vs. DET ... registered two assist in 5 of the past 6 games on Nov.22 vs. CHI ... in his first game back against his former team, registered 2 points (1 G, 1 A) on Nov.28 vs. COL ... scored one goal and added two assists for his biggest offensive night of the season on Dec. 12 vs. MIN, and was named the games 2nd star ... registered his 9th multi-point game of the season on Dec.29 vs. LA ... scored a goal and added an assist on Jan.4 vs. FLA … had his second three point game (1 G, 2 A) of the year on Jan.6 vs. DAL ... registered two assists in his first game back in Colorado on Jan.11 @ COL, and was named the games 3rd star ... played in his 500th career NHL game on Feb.2 vs. CLB ... registered his 300th career assist on Feb.11 @ DET ... set a new season high with a +4 and tied a season high for points and assists with three assists on Feb.24 vs. SJ ... registered two points (1 G, 1 A) for the 16th time this season on Mar.6 @ STL ... scored the winning goal in the shoot-out on Mar.12 vs. STL ... had his 17th multi-point game of the season on Mar.15 @ DAL ... scored the game winning goal in the shoot-out on Mar.27 @ MIN ... with an assist on Apr.5 @ SJ, he tied his previous points record with 79 assists ... PLAYOFFS: played in all six games vs. DET, led the team in assists (3) and finished T-2nd in points (4) … had a two game point streak, and had his first multi-point game of the playoffs with two assists on Apr.19 vs. DET

2005-06: Set a career high with 29 goals, breaking his previous mark of 27 accomplished in 2000-01 ... finished second on the team in scoring with 78 points, one shy of his career best (79 in 2003-04) ... Was third on the team in goals and second in assists (49) ... Led the NHL in shooting percentage (23.2%) ... had a team-high 22 multi-point games, including eight 3-point games ... missed 10 games late in the season due to a knee injury (March 20-April 9) ... returned from injury on April 11 vs. PHX and scored a breakaway goal on his first shift of the night ... scored the first “shootout” goal in Av’s history on Oct. 14 vs. Chicago ... moved past Mats Sundin (334) for ninth place on the franchise points list with an assist on Nov. 3 vs. ANA ... scored his first career penalty shot goal on Nov. 12 @ CGY ... played in his 400th career NHL game on his 26th birthday, Nov. 21 vs. CGY ... led the team with 16 points in the month of November (6 G, 10 A)) ... scored a goal in three straight games, Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 ... Finished with a team-best 19 points in January (10 G, 9 A), tied for third most in the NHL ... it marked his most-ever goals in a single month ... totaled 11 points (6 G, 5 A) over a six-game scoring streak, Dec. 30-Jan. 9 ... collected 14 points (7 G, 7 A) during Colorado’s eight-game win streak in January, including two game-winning goals and a shootout winner ... scored a goal in four straight games, Jan. 3-9, a new career best ... scored his 20th goal of the year on Jan. 17 vs. TOR ... Fourth career 20-goal season and third straight ... Scored a pair of goals on April 15 @ VAN, moving him into 10th place on the franchise goal-scoring list and also making him the ninth player in team history to record 400 career points …

2004-05: Played six games with Lugano in Switzerland, scoring three goals with three assists

2003-04:
Established a new career-high with 79 points (in 69 games played), surpassing his previous best of 67 points set in 2002-03 (82 games) ... also set a career high with 54 assists ... tied for ninth in the league in points and tied for fourth in assists (with Sakic) ... Tanguay’s 25 goals were two shy of his career standard and gave him at least 25 tallies in back-to back seasons and three out of the last four ... selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game (in Minnesota) ... Tallied 42 points in his final 35 games (16 G, 26 A) and 12 (4 G, 8 A) in his last eight ... recorded a nine-game point streak from Oct. 16 to Nov. 2 (5 G, 11 A), longest by an Av’s player in 2003-04 ... had points in eight consecutive games from Jan. 8-20 (7 G, 8A) ... Registered his second career hat trick Jan. 21 @ FLA ... tied a career high with five points on March. 3 vs. VAN, equaling the mark also set against the Canucks on Jan. 18, 2001... PLAYOFFS: Notched the game-winning goal in Game One Western Conference Quarter Finals (WCQF) vs. DAL ... five of his 16 career playoffs goals have been game winners... Scored ... collected points in each of the first three games of the WCQF vs. DAL ... missed Game Five of the WCQF and Games Five and Six of the Western Conference Semifinals (WCSF) against San Jose with a leg injury

2002-03:
Recorded a career-high 16-game point streak from Feb. 11-March 7 (10 G, 16 A), the longest streak by any NHL player that season and the longest in “Avalanche” history (since 1995) ... Broke the mark of 14 set by Joe Sakic in 2000 ... included in this stretch was an eight-game assist streak, Feb. 8-20, matching his career high ... Points in 27 of last 31 games to close out the season, including first career hat trick March 22 vs. CHI ... third on the club in plus/minus (+34) one shy of his career high (2000-01) ... played in all 82 games for second time in his four seasons ... recorded (23 G, 34 A) in final 51 games, 10th highest total among NHL scorers in that span after tallying 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in first 31 games ... PLAYOFFS: Scored the GW goal in Game Three @ MIN

2001-02: Finished third on the team with 48 points ... ended the season with eight points (3 G, 5 A) in his final seven games ... points in three consecutive games to start the season (all assists) ... tallied first two goals of the year Oct. 20 at CBJ (on two shots) ... Recorded career assist 100 Dec. 23 vs. MIN ... PLAYOFFS: Av’s first goal of the playoffs with nine seconds remaining in first period - Game One vs. LAK ... Assisted on Forsberg’s GW goal in Game Seven of Conference Semi Final (CSF) vs. SJS

2000-01: Surpassed rookie season totals in goals (27), assists (50) and points (77) ... finished sixth in the NHL in plus/minus (+35) ... tallied a career-best five points (2 G, 3 A)) Jan. 18 vs. VAN ... posted a team-high and career-best 11-game point streak Nov. 1-25 (6 G, 13 A), tied for the fifth longest streak in the NHL ... career-best eight-game assist streak Nov. 1-16 (10 A) ... career-best three-game goal streak Nov. 16-22 (4 G) and Dec. 21- 26 ... first career fighting major Dec. 29 vs. NSH (A. Boikov) … PLAYOFFS: Recorded playoff career-bests in goals (6), assists (15) and points (21) ... ranked fifth among postseason scorers in points and his 15 assists trailed only Hejduk’s 16 in the NHL ... scored two goals in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. NJD on route to Colorado’s Stanley Cup win, including the GWG ... assisted on Klemm’s GWG in Game Three of CWF at LAK ... recorded a career-best five-game point streak from Game Four vs. VAN - Game Four vs. LAK (2 G, 6 A)

1999-00: Finished second among NHL rookie scorers with 51 points, seven more than teammate Chris
Drury’s 44 in his Calder Trophy campaign of 1998-99 ... led team in shooting pct. (23.0) ... First career GWG Jan. 15 vs. CHI ... opened the season with a five-game point streak (Oct. 5-11) ... his first five goals came on his first seven shots ... recorded season-best six-game point streak Dec. 1-12 (1 G, 1 A) ... scored two goals on Oct. 28 @ PHI, his first career multiple-goal game ... Equaled his career-best point total (3 A) March. 7 @ CGY ... +12 in his last 13 games, including season high of +4 on March. 7 at CGY ... PLAYOFFS: One of four Avalanche rookies who made their first appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs ... played in all 17 playoff games

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
1997-98: Played in the 1998 IIHF World Junior Championship’s with Team Canada finishing second in team scoring with three points (2G, 1A) in seven games... teammates on the Canadian team included Cory Sarich.

JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
Played three seasons with the QMJHL’s Halifax Moose Heads ... set Halifax career records for goals (101), assists (113) and points (214) ... 2008-09: Matched team record with five points Oct. 9 vs. Baie-Comeau ... matched another team record with four goals on Oct. 15 vs. Drummondville.