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Dick Tarnstrom
Dick Tarnstrom
Defenceman
(TAHRN-struhm, DIHK)
Number: 23
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: 20 Jan 1975
Birthplace: Sundbyberg, Sweden
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton on July 1, 2007.
Drafted: NYI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 11th (272nd overall)
2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS: Spent the season with Lugano of the Swiss League. Scored three goals and added 26 assists in 44 games. Also had 90 penalty minutes. 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2004-05: Played in two games with Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey... Appeared in 50 games with Sodertalje SK (Sweden), recording 25 points (7g, 18a) and 46 penalty minutes... Scored one goal in nine playoff games... 2003-04: Became the first defenceman in Penguins’ history to lead the club in scoring…Appeared in 80 games with the Penguins, recording 52 points (16+36) with 38 penalty minutes…Led the team in assists…Ranked in among league defencemen in scoring, ranked first among league defencemen in power-play points (38) and tied for first among league defencemen in power-play goals (12)…Recorded 24 points (9+15) in 40 home games and 28 points (7+21) in 40 road games…Recorded 17 points (7+10) in 23 games against the Atlantic Division…Recorded 10 multiple-point games during the season…Recorded a career-high eight-game point streak, Nov. 21-Dec. 6 (3+6)…Scored his eighth goal of the season, Jan. 12 @ Philadelphia, establishing a new career-high…Recorded a four-game point streak, Jan. 12-Jan. 18 (1+4)…Recorded a five-game point streak, Mar. 4-Mar. 11 (2+6)…Recorded three points (1+2), Mar. 7 @ NY Rangers…Recorded two points (1+1) Mar. 21 vs. NY Rangers, his assists giving him 35 on the season established a new career-high…Played in his 200th career game, Mar. 27 vs. Buffalo…Led all Swedish defencemen in scoring at 2004 World Championships, recording six points (4+2) in nine games, winning a silver medal 2002-03: Led all Penguins’ defencemen in goals (7), assists (34) and points (41)…Played in 61 games with the Penguins, recording 41 points (7+34) and 50 penalty minutes…Ranked third on the team in scoring and second in assists…Ranked third on the team with 25 power-play points and ranked second with 22 power-play assists…Made his Penguins’ debut Oct. 12 vs. NY Rangers and recorded three points (1+2) and was plus-4…Recorded an assist in three straight games, Oct. 16-22…Had a five-game point streak, Oct. 26-Nov. 6 (2+4)…Recorded a career-high four points (1+3) Nov. 18 @ Montreal…Recorded three assists Nov. 27 vs. Philadelphia…Recorded a seven-game point streak, Nov. 16-29 (1+11)…Missed 15 games, Nov. 30-Dec. 30, after suffering a broken foot Nov. 29 @ Buffalo… Recorded 21 points (2+19) in 31 home games…Recorded 20 points (5+15) in 30 road games…In 13 games against Atlantic Division teams, recorded ten points (1+9) 2001-02: Played in 62 games with the Islanders, recording 19 points (3+16) and 38 penalty minutes in his first NHL season…Tied for fourth among Islanders’ defencemen in goals, ranked fourth in assists and points …Made his NHL debut Oct. 30 vs. Florida…Notched an assist for his first career point Nov. 27 vs. Washington…Scored first NHL goal Jan. 17 at San Jose…Had a five-game point streak from Jan. 17- 26, recording seven points (2+5)…Had three multi-point games – Jan. 22 vs. the Rangers (1+1); Jan. 24 vs. Pittsburgh (0+2) and Feb. 4 at Florida (1+1)…Was a season-high plus-4 Jan. 26 vs. Tampa Bay…Missed seven games from Mar. 28 – Apr. 8 with a wrist strain…Began the season in Bridgeport (AHL), recording two assists and two penalty minutes in nine games 2000-01: Spent the season with AIK in Sweden…Ranked fifth on the team and first among defencemen with 28 points (10+18) in 50 games…Tied for seventh on the team in goals and ranked fifth in assists 1999-00: Ranked seventh on AIK in scoring with 22 points…Ranked second among team defencemen in goals(7), assists (15) and points 1998-99: Recorded 23 points (9+14) in 47 games with AIK…Led club defencemen in goals, assists and points 1997-98: Tied for eighth on AIK with 14 points…Ranked second among team defencemen in assists (12) and points 1996-97: Collected eight points (5+3) in 49 games with AIK…His five goals tied for third among team defencemen…Notched one assist in seven playoff games 1995-96: Tallied five assists in 40 games with AIK in 1994-95: Ranked second on AIK among defencemen with 12 points (8+4) in 37 games…His eight goals ranked sixth on the club…Recorded four points (2+2) in seven games for Sweden at the 1995 World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal 1993-94: Scored five goals for Sweden in seven games at the World Junior Championship, winning a silver medal.
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