40 Alex Tanguay
1999-2000 Fifth Season
Pro Player Mesh. Set 3. Neck tagging 56.
MeiGray No. 106536
This jersey is a true rookie jersey, as Tanguay's 76 games this season were his first in the NHL. The jersey shows light wear. It is tagged set "3" on the fight strap, and has no trainer's marking in the collar. As with all 99-00's, it has the "NHL 2000" patch on the right chest. The jersey shows lighter game wear, with only a few marks in the body. It has some stick work on the lower back next to the four. The lower sleeves show some stick and board marks. The right shoulder has a small tear and some dark stick or board marks in the burgundy area. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche LOA and Meigray documentation.
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Born Ste-Justine, Quebec, Alex Tanguay scored 101 goals in three junior seasons with the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads and was a QMJHL/CHL All-Rookie Team member in 1997 as well as a member of Canada's 1998 World Junior Team.
He was chosen 12th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After his final season in Halifax, Tanguay joined the AHL's Hershey Bears before making his NHL debut in 1999-00, scoring 17 goals as an NHL rookie. The next year Tanguay broke through with 27 goals and registered 21 post-season points while helping the Avalanche capture their second the Stanley Cup in franchise history. Tanguay scored two key goals in the seventh game of the finals versus the New Jersey Devils and was a key to the fortunes of the club after the injuries felled star pivot Peter Forsberg.
A versatile forward, Tanguay's offensive numbers dropped in 2001-02 before rebounding the following year with 67 points. In 2003-04, Tanguay established a career high in assists (54) tying teammate Joe Sakic for second in the league and points (79) despite missing 13 games in the latter stages of the season.
On June 24, 2006 Alex Tanguay and a 2007 or 2008 conditional draft pick were sent to Calgary for Jordan Leopold and a 2006 second-round draft pick. In his first season as a Flame, Tanguay was a point-per-game player and he appeared in his 500th NHL Game. However, his point product slipped the following season and the Flames dealt the Quebec native at the 2008 NHL Draft to the Montreal Canadiens for the club's 1st round choice (Greg Nemisz) in 2008 Entry Draft and their 2nd round choice in 2009 Entry Draft.
In the summer of 2009, Tanguay was again on the move. This time he was an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ironically, it was in a game against the Lightning the previous season that Tanguay suffered a shoulder injury that would end his season.
On July 1, 2010, Tanguay surprised the hockey world when as an unrestricted free agent he chose to sign with his former club, the Calgary Flames.
Center - Shoots left
Born: November 21, 1974 - Ste-Justine, Quebec
6-0, 180 lbs.
Colorado's first selection (12th overall) in the 1998 Entry Draft. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), October 7, 2004. Traded to Calgary by Colorado for Jordan Leopold, Calgary's 2nd round choice (Codey Burki) in 2006 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Trevor Cann) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Calgary's 5th round choice (Maxim Trunev) in 2008 Entry Draft for Montreal's 1st round choice (Greg Nemisz) in 2008 Entry Draft and Montreal's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Stefan Elliott) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2010.
- QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004)