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Eric Tangradi | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 221
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The Montreal Canadiens acquired Eric Tangradi from the Winnipeg Jets for goaltender Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland.
The Jets sent Tangradi to the minors on Saturday. He will probably be sent to the Canadiens' AHL affiliate in Hamilton. This trade was made because of the logjam of goaltenders on Montreal's roster. The Habs will now move forward with Carey Price as their starter and Dustin Tokarski as their backup. Tangradi had six points in 55 games last season. Oct 5 - 12:57 PM

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The Winnipeg Jets assigned middling winger Eric Tangradi to the AHL after he cleared waivers on Saturday.

While the 25-year-old has 136 games of NHL experience (including 55 games with Winnipeg in 2013-14), he hasn't really been able to put it together. Perhaps he'll find his place as a decent depth forward with moderate PIM potential at some point, but the 42nd pick of the 2007 NHL Draft seems to be in a tough spot right now.
Oct 4 - 3:56 PM

Eric Tangradi has been placed on waivers by the Winnipeg Jets.

Tangradi had three goals and six points in 55 contests with Winnipeg in 2013-14. He'll probably be sent to the minors if he clears waivers.
Oct 3 - 12:56 PM

Eric Tangradi (lower body) was back in the lineup on Thursday.

He logged just 8:01 of ice time in Winnipeg's 4-2 loss to Calgary and earned an assist for his first point of the preseason.
Oct 3 - 7:56 AM

Eric Tangradi (lower body) practiced Wednesday.

He hurt his leg after he crashed into the post in Monday's exhibition match versus Edmonton, but he's battling for a roster spot so he knows how important the next few days are.
Oct 2 - 9:40 AM

Eric Tangradi suffered a lower-body injury during Monday's exhibition loss to Edmonton.

He was hurt when he crashed into the post while driving to the net in the third period and is listed as day-to-day for now. Tangradi notched three goals and three assists in 55 games last season.
Sep 30 - 9:43 AM

Eric Tangradi skated alongside Olli Jokinen and Blake Wheeler in Wednesday's overtime win over Colorado.

He received the promotion because of Dustin Byfuglien's injury and took advantage of the situation by scoring his second goal of the season. "It was definitely a big exhale, that's for sure," Tangradi said. "There's been a lot of ups-and-downs for me this season. I tried to stay positive through them all and when you get an opportunity like (Wednesday), you try to take advantage of it." He has five points in 44 games this campaign.
Mar 21 - 7:28 AM

Eric Tangradi has been scratch for seven of Winnipeg's last 11 games.

This is just an FYI as Tangradi shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. He has one goal and two assists in 28 games this campaign, while averaging just 9:19 of ice time per contest.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 05:29:00 AM

Eric Tangradi skated on the third line with Olli Jokinen and Michael Frolik on Thursday.

He took the spot of James Wright, who was bumped to the team's fourth line during the session. Tangradi picked up an assist in Winnipeg's opener Tuesday on Frolik's game-winning goal.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Eric Tangradi is excited to play in Saturday's preseason contest in Belleville Saturday night because he played in the OHL with the Bulls for three seasons.

"The pre-game skate was an opportunity to take it all back in," he said before switching his focus back to trying to earn his roster spot. "But there's a lot of guys on this team that are trying to fight for a job and there's a couple spots up for grabs. When we leave the rink now there's a lot of guys who are really dialed in and focused on just playing a good game and, of course, we're here to try and win." Saturday's Kraft Hockeyville contest will see the Jets "host" the Washington Capitals.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Eric Tangradi has agreed to a two-year/$1.35 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Tangradi's deal is one-way, so he should make the Jets' opening game roster. He had a goal and four points in 41 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets last season. He'll earn $650k next season and $700k in 2014-15.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Eric Tangradi met a games-played condition following his trade to Winnipeg, so the Pittsburgh Penguins will get a sixth-round choice instead of a seventh-round pick.

He skated in 36 games with the Jets after he was acquired from the Penguins. Tangradi recorded a goal and three assists over that span. Pittsburgh now owns the No. 164 overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Eric Tangradi's goal may have bought himself a little more time on the Jets' roster.

He had played in all 16 games since being acquired from the Penguins, but he had no points to show for it. He scored in the first period on Thursday, in 4:48. "That felt great. I’ve been trying to contribute and I think I have with my size, but scoring is something I have to do as well," said Tangradi. "Hopefully this will give me more opportunity and I can build on this."
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Eric Tangradi admits it's weird to make his Winnipeg Jets debut against his old team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tangradi was traded to Winnipeg on Wednesday. "It's kind of like seeing your ex-girlfriend at the bar the next night," Tangradi joked. "It's a little bit different feeling. But I've got a mindset: No friends tonight. I've got new teammates on my side. I'm just going to try to play my game and be physical." If anything, getting to play against his former teammates so soon after being traded should provide Tangradi with extra motivation.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 06:32:00 PM

Winnipeg brought in Eric Tangradi and dealt out Alexei Ponikarovsky in two separate moves Wednesday.

"(Tangradi) is 24 years old and we're very hopeful that he's someone that, given an opportunity to play in our organization, is going to blossom," said GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. "It was really more about creating an opening and opportunity for Eric as opposed to anything with Alexei." Tangradi will probably slot into the club's third line, where he'll try to gain some traction at the NHL level following an unproductive stint in Pittsburgh.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 08:28:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jiri Sekac
4Brandon Prust
5Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Sergei Gonchar
5Mike Weaver
6Alexei Emelin
7Bryan Allen
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski