Ducks Name Tambellini to Part-Time Professional Scouting Position
Tambellini, 55, most recently served as General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers from 2008-13. Prior to joining the Oilers, Tambellini worked with the Vancouver Canucks’ front office from 1990-2008. Beginning as the Canucks’ Director of Public and Media Relations, the Trail, British Columbia native went on to serve as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager.
Tambellini’s credentials also include multiple management stints with Hockey Canada. He served as Director of Player Personnel for the gold medal-winning team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, Tambellini was named Director of Player Personnel for Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey (gold medal). He also held the General Manager post for Team Canada at the 2003 and 2005 IIHF World Championships, winning gold in 2003 (Finland) and silver in 2005 (Austria).
Selected by the New York Islanders in the first round (15th overall) of the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, Tambellini went on to play in 553 career NHL games, collecting 160-150=310 points with 105 penalty minutes (PIM). He was a member of the Islanders’ Stanley Cup-winning squad in 1980. Inducted into the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, Tambellini was the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) rookie of the year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy) in 1975-76.