Nick Tarnasky
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Nick Tarnasky
Nick Tarnasky
Nick Tarnasky 2007.jpg
Born (1984-11-25) November 25, 1984 (age 36)
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
Nashville Predators
Florida Panthers
Vityaz Chekhov
NHL Draft 287th overall, 2003
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2005–2017

Nick Tarnasky (born November 25, 1984) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He most recently played for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2016-17 season. Tarnasky previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and the Florida Panthers.

Playing career

Tarnasky was drafted in the ninth round, 287th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. On September 29, 2008, he was traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. On November 27, 2008, he was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Wade Belak.[1] Tarnasky was released from the Panthers in 2010 after the GM allowed his contract to expire.

In 2010, Tarnasky attended training camp with the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. After being cut, he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who assigned him to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. Tarnasky previously played with the Falcons from 2004 through 2006.

On July 3, 2011, Tarnasky signed with Vityaz Chekhov of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). During the 2011-12 season, he scored 4 goals in 36 games.

On July 17, 2012, Tarnasky returned to North America to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres. He was assigned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, for the duration of the 2012-13 season.

On July 6, 2013, Tarnasky left the Sabres as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[2] He was assigned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs for the duration of the 2013-14 season.

On July 3, 2014, Tarnasky signed a two-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers.[3]

After two seasons with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Tarnasky left at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season as a free agent. On September 8, 2016, he signed a one-year contract with the AHL's San Diego Gulls.[4]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02 Vancouver Giants WHL 10 1 0 1 5 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Kelowna Rockets WHL 39 4 12 16 39 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 30 5 8 13 45 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 71 26 23 49 108 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 7 10 17 176 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Springfield Falcons AHL 68 14 9 23 100 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 12 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 5 4 9 80 6 0 0 0 10
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 6 4 10 78 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 11 0 1 1 17 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 34 1 5 6 33 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 31 1 2 3 85 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Rochester Americans AHL 5 3 0 3 7 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Florida Everblades ECHL 3 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 7 13 20 150 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 36 5 7 12 173 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Rochester Americans AHL 74 16 10 26 138 3 1 0 1 4
2013-14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 13 9 22 144 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 26 1 4 5 36 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 59 15 5 20 77 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 San Diego Gulls AHL 32 4 5 9 53 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 245 13 17 30 297 6 0 0 0 10

References

  1. ^ "Panthers trade Wade Belak to Nashville". miamiherald.com. 2008-11-27. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Canadians sign Nick Tarnasky to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2013-07-06. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Tarnasky". The Sports Network. 2014-07-03. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Gulls sign 7 players to AHL contracts". San Diego Gulls. 2016-09-08. Archived from the original on 2016-09-10. Retrieved .

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