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Jeff Tambellini
Jeff Tambellini
Left Wing
Number: 15
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 186
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 13, 1984
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Los Angeles with Denis Grebeshkov for Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel on March 8, 2006
Drafted: LAK / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (27th overall)


Tied his single season career high mark for goals in a season with seven (7) ... Set new single season career highs for power-play goals (3) and shooting percentage (12.7) ... Had his most productive month of the season in October when he scored six goals and an assist for seven points in eight games ... Went on a two-game goal-scoring streak from October 24, 2009 vs. Washington – October 26, 2009 at Montreal (3G) ... Scored his first career hat-trick on October 31, 2009 vs. Buffalo ... Finished with a team best 60.0 shooting percentage in the shootout (3/5) ... Finished with the career best shooting percentage amongst all Islanders at the completion of the season with a 66.7 percentage (6/9).


Established new career highs in games played (65), goals (7), assists (8), points (15), average time on ice (13:06), penalty minutes (32) and shots on goal (98)...Played in 100th career NHL game on Nov. 28 at Boston...Played in 100th game as an Islander on Dec. 26 vs. Toronto...Recorded three goals during a two-week conditioning stint with Bridgeport (AHL).

2007-08: Played in 31 games with the Islanders, recording one goal and three assists...Scored only goal of the season on Feb. 12 vs. Philadelphia...Spent majority of the season at Bridgeport, setting AHL career highs in games played (57), goals (38), assists (38) and points (76)...Named to the 2008 AHL Canadian All-Star Team...Named AHL Player of the Week for the weeks ending Dec. 30 and Apr. 6...Set Bridgeport franchise records for most points in a single season and most shorthanded goals in a single season (6).

2006-07: Made Islanders opening night roster out of training camp...Split season between the Islanders and Bridgeport (AHL)...Earned career-high three assists/points on Feb. 1 at Atlanta.

Made NHL debut on Nov. 20 at Chicago...Scored first NHL goal/point (Martin Brodeur) on Mar. 14 at New Jersey...Recorded first NHL assist on Mar. 19 at Tampa Bay.


2004-05: Named an alternate captain at Michigan (CCHA)...Led the Wolverines in goals (24), assists (33), points (57) and game-winning goals (5)...Received the CCHA's Scholar Athlete Award...Selected to the All-CCHA First Team...
Earned CCHA Player of the Week honors three times...Named the CCHA Tournament MVP after scoring the game-winning goal in Michigan's 4-2 victory against Ohio State on Mar. 19 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit...Added three more goals and five points (3-2-5) in two NCAA tournament games.

Finished third on Michigan with 15 goals.

Led Michigan with 26 goals and 45 points...Finished tied for third on the team with 19 assists...Ranked tied for fifth in the NCAA with six game-winning goals and fifth among NCAA rookies with 1.05 points per game.


2004: Represented Canada at the World Junior Championships and won a silver medal.

1st NHL Game: 11/30/05 at Chicago
1st NHL Goal/Point: 3/14/06 at New Jersey (Martin Brodeur)
1st NHL Assist: 3/19/06 at Tampa Bay
100th NHL Game: 11/28/08 at Boston

Most Goals: 1 (11 times), Last: 4/2/09 vs. Montreal
Most Assists: 3, 2/1/07 at Atlanta
Most Points: 3, 2/1/07 at Atlanta
Most PIM: 4 (four times), Last: 4/2/09 vs. Montreal




J. Tavares 78 33 37 6 70
K. Okposo 79 22 42 -4 64
F. Nielsen 81 20 32 1 52
B. Nelson 81 26 14 -3 40
N. Leddy 81 5 35 -9 40
A. Lee 80 15 21 -2 36
J. Bailey 81 12 20 -7 32
C. Cizikas 80 8 21 4 29
R. Strome 71 8 20 -9 28
M. Grabovski 58 9 16 3 25
T. Greiss 23 11 4 .925 2.36
J. Halak 18 13 4 .919 2.30
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