|Steven Anthony Tambellini
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 5.14.58 Trail, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Traded by the New York Islanders with Glenn Resch for Mike McEwen and Jari
How he left: Traded to the Calgary Flames with Joel Quenneville for Mel Bridgman and Phil Russell,
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
The trade that brought Tambellini to the Rockies was a winner for the Rockies in getting Chico Resch, obviously, but it
also proved to be a winner with his immediate impact on the team. He scored the game-winning goal in his first game,
which was against the Rangers.
He was always looking to make an impact. He had the skill, the speed, and the instincts to do it, too. That, along with
being teamed with Brent Ashton and Dwight Foster, lead him to a career best 29 goals in the 81-82 season.
With Calgary and Vancouver, though, he was more of a role player than the star. He also suffered injuries that caused
him to miss extensive time on more than one occasion.
He left the Canucks, though, for a short time in the middle of the 87-88 season and joined the Canadian National Team
for the Olympics. He would finish his career over in Europe.
He returned to the Canucks after retirement in 1990 as their PR Director. He would be promoted to VP of Business
Operations in 1995, and held other jobs with the team, including assistant GM recently, until 2008. It was then that he
accepted the job as GM of the Edmonton Oilers, lasting there until 2013. Since then, he's worked as a part-time scout
for the Anaheim Ducks.
His son Jeff is also playing, currently playing in Sweden.
|Entry Draft: 1978 First Round Pick (15th overall) by the
New York Islanders