Alex Tanguay joins coaching staff of AHL’s Iowa Wild

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Calgary Flames left wing Alex Tanguay, left, brings the puck up against Colorado Avalanche defenceman Matt Hunwick, right, in the first period on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Denver. (Chris Schneider/AP)

Former NHLer Alex Tanguay has been named as an assistant coach for the Iowa Wild, the Minnesota Wild’s AHL affiliate.

Tanguay, who retired from hockey in 2017, has been a full-time analyst on NHL Network since February 2017.

The 39-year-old played 16 seasons in the NHL with five different teams, nine of them coming with the Colorado Avalanche. Tanguay also spent five seasons with the Calgary Flames, and played for the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes.

In 1,088 career regular-season games, the Sainte-Justine, Que., native had 283 goals and 863 points while winning a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2000-01.

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