Sean Tallaire

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Sean Tallaire
Born (1973-10-03) October 3, 1973 (age 40)
Steinbach, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for
NHL Draft 202nd overall, 1993
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1996–2010

Sean Tallaire (born October 3, 1973 in Steinbach, Manitoba) is a Canadian ice hockey player who played in the International Hockey League and the German Elite League (DEL). He is married to Jennifer Tallaire, and has two children.

Career[edit]

Tallaire played college hockey at Lake Superior State University from 1992 to 1996. Tallaire was selected in the eight round, 202nd overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He was named the tournament MVP at the 1994 NCAA Championship Tournament, which was won by LSSU.

After college, Tallaire played in the International Hockey League from 1996 to 2001 with the Manitoba Moose, Grand Rapids Griffins, Cleveland Lumberjacks, Long Beach Ice Dogs, Utah Grizzlies, and Kansas City Blades. His best season came with the Grizzlies in 1999-2000, when he scored 31 goals and had 65 points. Aside from the IHL, Tallaire also had brief stints in the American Hockey League and Western Professional Hockey League.

In 2001, Tallaire went to Europe to play in Germany, joining the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL. After one season with the Roosters, he played three years with the ERC Ingolstadt, interrupted by a season with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers. He signed a one-year contract with the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) prior to the 2006-2007 season, in which he was having his best season offensively before tearing his ACL midway through the season. After his recovery, the Sharks offered him another one-year contract for the following season, in which the Sharks were league runners up. Talliare signed with the Sharks' rival, Kassel Huskies and played two seasons with them.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 1992-93
All-CCHA First Team 1995-96
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1995–96

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jim Montgomery
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
1994
Succeeded by
Chris O'Sullivan