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#26 Eric Tangradi
Pos: LW
D.O.B.: 2/10/89
From: Philadelphia, PA
Height: 6'4
Weight: 221
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 2007 draft 2nd rnd, 42nd overall by Anaheim (NHL)
Acquired: Signed to 1-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 7/8/15
Personal:
Plus: Great size and soft hands... Will drop the gloves... can power his way to the net and score from in close... Fierce hitter can play a physical game when he is on...
Minus: Streaky player needs to find more consistency...
Organizational Comments: Griffins Coach Todd Nelson "He brings a heavier game for us up front. Nice skillset where he can score goals and provide offense along with an element of grit and passion and complements the rest of the team. It's a good fit. You take him out and we're not very big."
What GRC says: 2015-16 A midseason slump after spending time in Detroit was about the only negative on the season for the truculent winger. Tangradi still managed a healthy 12 goals in the second half giving him 28 on the season which was fourth in the AHL. He was rewarded with a two-year contract extension by Detroit for his efforts. He got off to a good start in the postseason before coming out of the lineup with an injury in the second round. A power forward in the AHL, he is a rare combination of size and talent and could see some more time in the big leagues.

Role: Physical Winger
Projection: NHL Bottom Six wing

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Transactions
7/8/15 Signed 1 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/4/15 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
12/28/15 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
12/30/15 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
1/24/16 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
1/26/16 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
3/21/16 Signed 2 yr contract extension with Detroit (NHL)