Nick Tarnasky

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Nick Tarnasky
Nick Tarnasky 2007.jpg
Born (1984-11-25) November 25, 1984 (age 29)
Rocky Mountain House, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 233 lb (106 kg; 16 st 9 lb)
Position Centre/winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nashville Predators
Florida Panthers
Vityaz Chekhov
NHL Draft 287th overall, 2003
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2005–present

Nick Tarnasky (born November 25, 1984) is a professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Tarnasky was drafted in the 9th round, 287th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. On September 29, 2008, Tarnasky was traded to the Nashville Predators for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. On November 27, 2008, Tarnasky was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Wade Belak.[1] Nick Tarnasky was released from the Panthers in 2010 after the GM allowed his contract to expire.

He attended 2010 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 AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. Tarnasky previously played with the Falcons from 2004 through 2006.

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

On July 17, 2012, he returned to North America and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres. He was assigned to 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 and signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[2] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs for the entirety of the 2013–14 season.

On July 3, 2014, the New York Rangers signed Tarnasky as a free agent to a two-year, two-way deal.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

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
NHL totals 245 13 17 30 297 6 0 0 0 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panthers trade Wade Belak to Nashville". miamiherald.com. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Canadians sign Nick Tarnasky to one-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Tarnasky". The Sports Network. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 

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