Red Wings Sign Eric Tangradi

DETROIT -- The Red Wings have signed forward Eric Tangradi to a one-year contract. Additional details will not be disclosed at this time.

I'm assuming this is a signing to bolster AHL depth. Tangradi is 26 years old, and has been spending time with the Montreal Canadiens, mainly with their AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs where he put up 31 points in 48 games.

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Tangradi, 26, spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Montreal Canadiens’ organization, logging 31 points (14-17-31) and 56 penalty minutes in 48 games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs and adding 17 penalty minutes in seven games with the parent Canadiens. Over his six-season professional career, the 6-foot-4, 221-lb., winger has skated in 143 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets and Canadiens, registering 15 points (5-10-15) and 86 penalty minutes. He appeared in a career-high 55 NHL games with the Jets during the 2013-14 season, recording six points (3-3-6) and 21 penalty minutes. The Philadelphia native has also totaled 226 career AHL games between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Bulldogs, tallying 152 points (74-78-152) and 270 penalty minutes. The 2011 AHL All-Star also added 12 points (5-7-12) in 14 career Calder Cup playoff games.

Originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Tangradi spent his major junior career with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls, notching 168 points (67-101-168) in 176 regular-season games and adding 56 points (23-33-56) in 52 playoff games. He represented the United States during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, picking up three points (1-2-3) in six games.