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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 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. Jan 21 - 10:24 AM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Alex Tanguay had two helpers in Colorado's 4-3 shootout win over Winnipeg on Thursday night.

Tanguay is enjoying a remarkable resurgence with nine goals and 19 points in 27 games so far. He sits just one point behind joint point leaders Matt Duchene and Tyson Barrie.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:31:00 AM

Alex Tanguay tallied three points in the Avalanche’s 5-2 win over the Stars on Saturday night.

The veteran scored and assisted twice. At 35, Tanguay is certainly past his prime, though he’s performed at a pretty good clip this season — eight goals, 15 points in 22 games. Despite outshooting the Stars 47 to 24, the unblocked five-on-five shot attempts were much closer: 37 to 35. Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene both potted a goal and added a helper. Jarome Iginla and Daniel Briere got the other markers. Tyson Barrie chipped in with three assists. Colorado has won five of its last seven games.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Alex Tanguay (face) is likely to play on Wednesday.

He wasn't able to play Tuesday because of complications with the facial fracture he suffered on Nov. 20 against Washington.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Alex Tanguay (face) will not be available to play on Tuesday after all.

Tanguay was initially projected to return, but he's still experiencing pain and his vision is blurred. If there's a silver lining, it's that he took part in Tuesday's morning skate. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Alex Tanguay (face) has been cleared to return to action and he's expected to play Tuesday against Arizona.

He was back at practice, sporting a full face shield. Tanguay sustained a cracked bone to his left cheekbone after he was struck by puck on Nov. 20 against Washington.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Although it was good news that Alex Tanguay did not break his jaw when he was struck by a puck in the face Thursday night, he will be out of action indefinitely with facial fractures.

News coming out of Denver is that Tanguay could need more than a few games to heal to the point where he can wear a shield and play. Reserve the veteran forward immediately.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Alex Tanguay sustained facial fractures when he was struck in the face by a shot from Alex Ovechkin on Thursday.

Tanguay isn't expected to play Saturday as a result, but it's not clear how much time he'll miss beyond that game. He has seven goals and 11 points in 20 contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Alex Tanguay left Thursday's game against Washington early with a jaw injury.

Tanguay took an Alex Ovechkin shot to the face midway through the game. He played just 7:15 and didn't contribute to the score before official word came down that he would not return. The extent of his injury has not been released yet but we will keep you posted as the news comes out.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Alex Tanguay scored his seventh goal of the year and provided the winner in the shootout to give Colorado a 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers.

He nearly had the winner in overtime, but he hit the post. Tanguay was promoted to a line with Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly in the contest and the trio performed very well. The veteran winger has three goals and one assist in his last five matches.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Alex Tanguay will skate alongside Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly in Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.

Tanguay has been bounced around the lineup just like most Avalanche players during the team's struggles. He was playing on the third line previously. Tanguay leads the team with six goals in 17 matches.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
5Dennis Everberg
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard