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Former NHLer Alex Tanguay accepts coaching position

One of the most underrated players of his generation, will be great to see him back in the game.

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This just in, former NHL forward Alex Tanguay has accepted a coaching position with the Minnesota Wild’s AHL affiliate Iowa Wild.

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The 39 year old Tanguay had been working with the NHL Network as an analyst, but leaves the position for his first professional coaching job.

Tanguay, of course, is probably best remember from his days with the Colorado Avalanche, a team with which he’d win a Stanley Cup championship in 2001, but he also played with the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes, as well.

Tanguay put up an impressed 283 goals and 863 points in 1088 career regular season games but is perhaps best known for scoring the Cup winning goal in 2001 with the Avs.