Eric Tangradi, LW/RW
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Drafted: 2007 by Anaheim, 42nd overall
July, 2014 – Eric Tangradi spent 55 games with the big club this season, only posting six points. He has seemed to settle in a grinding fourth-line role this year, but don’t count him out on producing in the future. Once highly touted, Tangradi was not given much ice time. He saw a bit of time with the likes of Olli Jokinen and Blake Wheeler to start the season, but was not producing. –Kevin Won
August, 2013 – Earlier this summer, Eric Tangradi agreed to a two-year deal with the Jets. The great thing about the deal is that it is on a one-way contract, so he’ll definitely be up full-time with the team. His production has been sluggish however, and has not performed to his hype. Keep in mind power forwards take much longer to develop, however his time is beginning to run out. –Kevin Won
February 2013- Tangradi was traded by the Pnguins to the Winnipeg Jets for a 7th-round draft pick. Tangradi will get a chance to play in the Jets’ top six, but after failing to produce playing with Crosby and Malkin, the expectations are rather low. I see Tangradi as a Quad-A player, to coin a baseball phrase. That is, a player who is seemingly too good for the minors but can’t quite make it in the big league. Rich Dillon
November 2012 – Tangradi was resigned by the Pens and reported to Wilkes Barre-Scranton of the AHL. He and Beau Bennett get to battle each other heads up for an open wing spot when the NHL returns. Currently there is little production between them on an offensively lean baby Pens team. Jason Banks
April 2012 – Tangradi was the key piece in the Ryan Whitney trade to Anaheim but the big power forward has yet to yield much return for the Penguins. Tangradi has respectable numbers in the AHL, with 35 goals and 72 points in 107 games, but that offense has yet to translate at the NHL level. Tangradi has soft hands to go with a mean streak that sees him willing to stick up for his teammates. Tangradi needs to improve his compete level to become a consistent and regular NHL player.
Fantasy Outlook: D+
Tangradi’s potential was never met. Not even close. Today he is a longshot NHLer who needs a lucky bounce and chemistry with a star linemate to have any shot.
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