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Alex Tanguay | Winger

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
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Alex Tanguay scored the game winning overtime goal and added an assist in Colorado's 5-4 win over Anaheim on Tuesday.
At the tender age of 35, Tanguay is coming off one of his better campaigns where he posted 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points in 80 games. The biggest key to the higher point totals was the fact that he was healthy after three straight injury riddled seasons. While he isn't a guy you want to target early in fantasy drafts, he is could be worth a late flyer and is probably an even better value pick in DFS. Jack Skille also added a goal and an assist in the Avalanche preseason opener. Sep 22 - 11:56 PM

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Alex Tanguay picked up a goal plus a power play assist during Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canucks. He now has points in three straight games.

Tanguay now has points in four of his past five games, tallying three goals and six total points over that span. With the two points he picked up on Thursday, he now ranks seventh all-time in points on the Avalanche/Nordiques list with 462 points, two shy of Dale Hunter and 174 short of Anton Stastny for fifth place. Tanguay has 22 goals and 51 points this season.
Mar 27 - 2:15 AM

Alex Tanguay hit the 20-goal mark on Monday night in a 3-2 loss to Calgary.

He became the third member of the Avalanche to reach that plateau this season after Jarome Iginla and Gabriel Landeskog. Tanguay has four goals and three assists in his past eight outings.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 24 - 10:16 AM

Alex Tanguay enjoyed a two-point night in the Avalanche’s 3-2 win over the Flames on Saturday.

Tanguay converted on the power play in the second period to get the scoring started, then he assisted on Ryan O’Reilly’s 11th goal of the season less than two minutes later. The 35-year-old has three goals and five points over his past five games, and he’s shown he has something left in the tank this year. He has 19 goals and 45 points. John Mitchell registered the other goal. Tyson Barrie got two helpers.
Mar 15 - 12:55 AM

Alex Tanguay tallied a goal and an assist in the Avalanche’s 4-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

With 17 goals and 42 points, the 35-year-old veteran has a chance to reach 20 goals for the first time since 2010-11 and set his highest point since that season, too. Matt Duchene, Jarome Iginla and Gabriel Landeskog potted the other goals. Tyson Barrie recorded three assists.

Alex Tanguay will participate in his 1,000th game on Wednesday.

Tanguay has spent a little over half of his NHL career with his current team, the Colorado Avalanche. He has 269 goals and 813 points in 999 contests. At the age of 35, his career is likely winding down, but he is still a significant contributor with 40 points this season.
Mar 3 - 2:11 PM

Alex Tanguay recorded two points in the Avalanche’s 4-1 win over the Stars on Saturday night.

The veteran scored on two shots, assisted and had two penalty minutes. With 15 goals and 37 points, he has turned back the clock somewhat — Tanguay has a chance to break the 20-goal, 50-point mark for the first time since the 2010-11 season. Dennis Everberg, Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla picked up the other goals.
Feb 15 - 12:15 AM

Alex Tanguay will skate with John Mitchell and Dennis Everberg to form Colorado's third line on Saturday night against Dallas.

Tanguay is having a fine come-back season, having posted 14 goals and 36 points through 53 games thus far. He may not see too many offensive opportunities with these two line mates, but look for Tanger to build on eight power play points if given the opportunity.
Feb 14 - 4:01 PM

Alex Tanguay notched a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday.

The 35-year-old winger leads the Avalanche in scoring with 36 points in 52 games this season. Tanguay is also tied for second on the club with 14 goals.
Feb 9 - 12:47 PM

Alex Tanguay's left hand was bandaged during Monday's practice.

He didn't practice Saturday after he blocked a shot against Nashville on Friday. It appears as though he'll be fine to play Tuesday, but we'll let you know if his status changes. Tanguay has earned an assist in each of his past three games to give him 34 points in 48 contests.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 2 - 5:24 PM

Alex Tanguay leads the Avalanche in scoring with 31 points in 45 games.

He is tied with fellow veteran forward Jarome Iginla for the club lead in goals as well. Matt Duchene has 13 markers as well, but Colorado hasn't received the kind of production from him and their other young guns that they were expecting this season.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 21 - 10:24 AM

Alex Tanguay scored Colorado's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Washington on Monday night.

Tanguay's second period goal was scored on the power play. The 35-year-old is having a decent bounce-back season after being limited to just 16 games one year ago. Tanguay has 13 goals and 28 points at the midway point of the season. Jarome Iginla and Tyson Barried picked up assists on Tanguay's goal. The loss ends the Avalanche's three-game winning streak.
Jan 12 - 10:15 PM

Alex Tanguay recorded his 800th career point on, what else, a third period assist during Colorado's 5-2 win over Ottawa.

Neither of his helpers on Thursday were spectacular, they were just quality passes to the right man, a man who can put the biscuit in the basket - Jarome Iginla. Through 977 games over 15 seasons (eight with the Avs) Tanguay has 265 goals and 800 points. Not too shabby for the former 12th overall pick in the 1998 Entry Draft.
Jan 9 - 1:23 AM

Alex Tanguay scored a goal and added an assist for the Avalanche in Tuesday's 5-0 shutout win over St. Louis.

Tanguay continues to be one of the more underappreciated players in the fantasy game, as his 24 points would surely be of use to a lot of teams. Jerome Iginla, Erik Johnson, Ryan O'Reilly and Zach Redmond all chipped in with goals for Colorado in the victory.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 01:56:00 AM

Alex Tanguay recorded three points to lead the Avalanche to a 5-1 win over the Sabres on Saturday night.

Tanguay scored twice -- once via the empty net -- and assisted once. While many of the Avalanche are performing under expectations, the 35-year-old has turned back the clock with a great start to the season. Tanguay has 11 goals and 22 points in 30 games this season. Erik Johnson and John Mitchell each notched a goal and an assist, while Cody McLeod picked up the other goal. Jarome Iginla tallied three helpers in the win.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Mikhail Grigorenko
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Blake Comeau
4Cody McLeod
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Mikko Rantanen
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Brad Stuart
6Nick Holden
7Nate Guenin
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra