Eric Tangradi Returned to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday assigned forward Eric Tangradi to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit in July, Tangradi leads Grand Rapids with 13 goals this season and is second in points (13-9—22). Tangradi has appeared in 24 games with the Griffins and his eight-game point streak from Nov. 27-Dec. 26 set a team best. He recorded his fourth career hat trick in a 4-1 victory over Lake Erie on Dec. 5.

Tangradi, 26, spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, ranking seventh on the team in scoring with 31 points (14-17—31) and 56 penalty minutes in 48 games. Originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Tangradi also appeared in seven games with the Montreal Canadiens last season and has notched a total of five goals and 10 assists in 143 career NHL games between the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-13), Winnipeg Jets (2012-14) and Canadiens (2014-15).

The 6-foot-4, 221-pound Tangradi has played the majority of his AHL career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (2009-13). In all, the left wing has accumulated 174 points (87-87—174) in 250 AHL games since 2009. During the 2010-11 season, Tangradi was named to the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic and earned honors as the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 12, after scoring five goals and two assists in three games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The Griffins host the Milwaukee Admirals at 6 p.m. EST on New Year’s Eve.

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