First NHL Game: 11/30/05 at Chicago First NHL Goal: 3/14/06 at New Jersey (Brodeur) First NHL Assist: 3/19/06 at Tampa Bay
Most Goals: 1, 3/14/06 at New Jersey (Brodeur) Most Assists: 1 (three times), Last: 3/25/06 vs. Atlanta Most Points: 1� (four times), Last: 3/25/06 vs. Atlanta Most PIM: 2 (six times), Last: 10/05/06 at Phoenix
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Kings in the first-round (27th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Acquired by Islanders along Jeff Tambellini and a conditional third round draft selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft from the LA Kings for Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel.
COLLEGE CAREER: 2004-2005: Alternate captain at the University of Michigan (Central Collegiate Hockey Association)?Led the Wolverines in points (57), goals (24), assists (33) and game-winning goals (5)...Compiled 32 penalty minutes in 42 games...Received the CCHA's Scholar Athlete Award...Selected to the All-CCHA First Team...Named the CCHA Tournament MVP after scoring the game-winning goal in Michigan's, 4-2, victory over Ohio State on March 19, 2005 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit...Added three more goals and five points (3-2-5) in two NCAA tournament games with the Wolverines... A three-time CCHA Player of the Week in 2004-05. Registered 129 points (65-64-129) and 74 penalty minutes in 124 career games with the Wolverines.
FAMILY: The son of former Islander Steve Tambellini.