The first place I saw it was Chris Johnston (Rogers Sportnet and NHL Network) The #NHLJets have acquired Eric Tangradi from the #Pens for a seventh-round pick in 2013. For Tangradi, it just didn't work out in Pittsburgh. He's been in the organization since Feb 2008, brought in on the Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney deal. Which by the way, after 3 healthy scratches in five games, looks like the Pens dumped Whitney at the perfect point of his value until the foot/ankle injuries have robbed his career. Tangradi, unfortunately, got cast in a role he couldn't fill. After a decent rookie professional season in 2009-10 (39 points in 65 AHL games), many were hoping Tangradi would make the next step to the NHL. He never really fully made that step, and a trade to a new organization might be just what the doctor ordered to breathe some life in a career that's flat-lined. Tangradi would split time between Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh from the fall of 2010 until the lockout, where he was brought up and given a chance by Pens brass to fill in a second line spot with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out, Tangradi didn't have the puck skills, skating ability, or hockey sense to keep up with the two all-stars and his style wasn't a natural fit for how Dan Bylsma coaches.
Penguins Trade Eric Tangradi To Winnipeg Jets for 7th round pick
PensBurgh | Feb 13