Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Rangers
Nick Tarnasky
NickTarnasky
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 230
BIRTHDATE: 11/25/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Rocky Mountain House, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: TBL: 2003-287 overall
2008-09: N/A
Season Highs: G: 0 A: 0 P: 0 TOI: 0:00 +/-: 0 SOG: 0 Hits: 0 Blkd Shts: 0
Shootout Statistics: Career: 1-1 (1.000) - 2008-09: 0-0 (.000)
2006-07 SEASON
Spent his first full season with the Lightning … Ranked third on the team in PIM with 80 … Played in 77 games and recorded 5 goals and 4 assists … Logged a season-high 14:28 of ice time 4/6 vs. FLA … Recorded the first multi-point game of his career 3/10 at CGY (1-1-2) … Scored the game-winning goal in a shootout, his first career attempt, 3/1 at WSH … Recorded his first career GWG 2/11 at NJ … Scored his first career goal 11/18 vs. WSH …

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Played in all six games, averaging 6:13 of ice time per game and recording 10 PIM

CAREER NOTES
2005-06:
Made his NHL debut on 10/20/05 vs. ATL and played 12 games with the Lightning … Recorded his first career assist, his only helper of the season, 11/5/05 vs. TOR … He played in 68 games with Springfield and scored 14 goals while adding 9 assists … He ranked fourth on the team in PIM with 100.  2004-05: Made his pro debut with Springfield and played in all 80 games … Scored seven goals and 17 points with 176 PIM … Ranked fifth on the team in PIM … Scored a pair of power play goals … Signed with the Tampa Bay on July 30, 2004.  

JUNIOR CAREER
Finished his WHL career with Lethbridge in 2003-04, scoring 26 goals and 23 assists in 71 games … Led the Hurricanes in goals and was tied for the team lead in points … Ranked second on the team with 7 power play goals … Split the 2002-03 season between Kelowna and Lethbridge playing 69 games and recording 9 goals and 20 assists … Entered the WHL with Vancouver in 2001-02 playing 10 games and scoring 1 goal … Began the season with Drayton Valley of the AJHL, appearing in 20 games recording 7 goals and 4 assists before entering the WHL.

NHL FIRSTS
GAME:    NHL - 10/20/05 vs. ATL
GOAL:    NHL - 11/28 vs. WSH (Kolzig)
ASSIST:    NHL - 11/5/05 vs. TOR

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        1 (5 times, last – 4/6/07 vs FLA)       
Season:         5 (2006-07)   
Multi-Goal Games:        0   
    In 2006-07:     0
Hat Tricks:         0
Streak:         None
    In 2006-07:    None    

Assists
Game:         1 (5 times, last – 3/18/07 @ WSH)
Season:         4 (2006-07)
Streak:         None
    In 2006-07:     None
   
Points
Game:        2 (3/10/07 @ CGY, 1-1-2)
Season:         9 (2006-07)
Multi-Point Games:    1
    In 2006-07:     1 (3/10/07 @ CGY, 1-1-2)
Streak:         None
    In 2006-07:     None

Games Played Streak:         55 (12/5-4/7/07)   
Most PIM in a Game
:         17 (3/7/07 @ EDM)
Most Shots in a Game:         3 (3 times, last – 3/3/07 @ FLA)