Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 2:03 PM
DETROIT – Quebecker Alex Tanguay has been appointed assistant coach and will support Jeff Blashill’s work with the Detroit Red Wings, club executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced on Wednesday.
Tanguay, 41, has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach behind the bench for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League. While there, the Wild were 54-31-8-4.
Prior to coaching – and NHL Network analyst – Tanguay spent 16 seasons in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Coyotes. Arizona.
He has scored 283 goals and 580 assists in 1,088 career regular-season games, posted a plus-163 rating and served 527 penalty minutes.
Tanguay has also scored 19 goals and collected 40 assists in 98 career NHL playoff games, including the winner that brought the Avalanche the Stanley Cup in 2001.
The hockey player from Sainte-Justine was selected in the first round, 12th overall, by the Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Draft.
Tom Dundon sole owner of the Canes
Tom Dundon is now the sole owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, having bought the club’s remaining shares from Peter Karmanos and others.
The National League board of governors unanimously approved the deal on Wednesday.
“We are fortunate to have passionate fans supporting what we believe is a team that can aspire to the Stanley Cup every year,” said Dundon.
The 49-year-old Dundon became majority owner in early 2018 by purchasing 52% of the Hurricanes and their arena, for $ 425 million.
Karmanos had owned the team since the move from the Hartford Whalers in 1997.
Rod Brind’Amour won the Jack Adams Trophy as Coach of the Year, and his contract was extended for three years.
The Hurricanes finished first in their section this season. They ruled out Nashville in the first round, before being eliminated by Tampa Bay.