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Eric Tangradi | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 221
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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

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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

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired Eric Tangradi from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 2013 seventh-round draft pick.

He couldn't muster a point in five games this season despite starting the year on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. He had been relegated to the press box prior to the trade. In 45 career NHL appearances, Tangradi has notched just one goal and four assists. Perhaps a fresh start will do him some good, but for now he's not worth owning in fantasy hockey.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Eric Tangradi could be the odd man out in Pittsburgh after the Penguins claimed winger Zach Boychuk off waivers Thursday.

Boychuk is expected to skate alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, which is the spot that Tangradi had occupied. The winger didn't receive a glowing endorsement from GM Ray Shero, either. "We'll see how the game goes," Shero said before Thursday's game against the Rangers. If you took a flier on Tangradi at some point, it's time to move on.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Eric Tangradi couldn't get anything going alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, so he has been demoted to the fourth line.

Despite seeing time with dynamic duo, Tangradi played very limited minutes in Pittsburgh's last two games. He saw 9:32 of ice time against New York last Sunday and logged just 4:27 versus Toronto on Tuesday. "I'm not frustrated, really. If I get back to playing my game and playing the right way, (playing with Malkin) might be an opportunity that arises in the future," he said. "I need to be better. I know that." Tangradi doesn't have any points after three games this season and he has just two shots on goal. If you took a flyer on him then it's time to cut bait.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Eric Tangradi is slated to skate with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal on Monday.

During Sunday's session he practiced with Dustin Jeffrey and Neal, but Malkin is expected to take that spot when he arrives. "Eric Tangradi will be on the left, and James Neal will be on the right on (Monday)," coach Dan Bylsma said. Tangradi has only one goal and four assists in 40 career NHL contests, but he has never had the opportunity to play with Malkin or Sidney Crosby. Starting the year with Malkin and Neal as his linemates would obviously give his fantasy value a huge boost. However, that left wing spot is expected to be open and situational this year so it's unclear if Tangradi will hold onto the position.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 01:34:00 PM

Eric Tangradi is likely to make the Penguins once the NHL lockout ends.

Tangradi has 10 goals and 15 points in 27 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Tangradi has been fortunate this season as he has been able to play in the AHL and not be on the sidelines waiting for the lockout to end. "There's no other league these kids can play in," assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald said. "Eric Tangradi is not going to get sent down [to the AHL]. He's not going to get called up. He's not going to be benched. He's not going to be scratched. He's not going to be yelled at. All he's worried about now is playing hockey, and playing it the right way. And his game has really elevated." Tangradi could possibly see time on a line with Sidney Crosby once the season starts and this possibility will give him some fantasy value in pools.
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:23:00 AM

Eric Tangradi recorded a hat trick in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's 3-1 win over Bridgeport on Friday night.

Many thought Tangradi had a good chance to play on Sidney Crosby's wing this year. Of course, that's been put on hold for now. With nine goals, Tangradi hasn't done much else to create offense (no assists), but he's still hinting at what could make him dangerous if he does indeed end up playing with Crosby.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 10:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
5John Albert
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Eric Tangradi
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson