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Tambellini leaves Canucks to join Swiss League

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TSN.ca Staff
7/6/2011 2:45:53 PM
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Vancouver Canucks winger Jeff Tambellini has left the club to play for Zurich of the Swiss Elite  League.

Tambellini, the son of Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve, signed with the Canucks as an unrestricted free agent in July 2010 and posted nine goals and eight assists over 62 games last season.

Originally selected 27th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 27-year-old Tambellini joined the NHL in 2005. In March 26, the Islanders traded Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel to the Los Angeles Kings for Tambellini, Denis Grebeshkov and a 3rd round selection.

During his rookie season, he was traded to the New York Islanders, where he split his time between the NHL clubs and the American Hockey League affiliates Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Tambellini and Sedin celebrate (Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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