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Insider Only Prospect Profile: Day 1 report on Eric Tangradi

Eric Tangradi, Age 20
Height: 6-4 Weight: 221 lbs
2007, Round 2 (51st overall)
08-09 stats: Belleville (OHL) 55GP – 38G – 50A – 88pts – 61PIM
Day 1 Scouting Report

Eric Tangradi took the ice this afternoon for the first time as a member of the Penguins organization.
Regarded as the top power forward in the organization since Kevin Stevens, expectations are going to be high for Tangradi as he was a key player in the Ryan Whitney trade.
Notes from Today’s Skate
– Recovering from hand surgery, Tangradi’s shot is not 100%. His snap shot lacked velocity and appeared more comfortable taking slap shots and wrist shots
– As the practice went on, he started to shoot the puck much better.
– Eric Tangradi will never be regarded as a great skater but he not a below average skater by any means
– Has much better acceleration than Luca Caputi
– Performed well in one-on-one drills.
– Beat 2009 1st round pick Simon Despres and 2006 3rd pick Brian Strait
– Very strong around the net, that is where he’s going to score a lot of his goals.
– During 2-on-1 sequences, showed good composure and was not rushing passes or shots
– Had a solid day 1

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William DePaoli

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