Joe Tallari
Position Forward
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (0 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
F. Teams
free agent
HC Eppan Pirats Internorm
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Cleveland Barons
Hartford Wolf Pack
Wheeling Nailers
Born October 5 1980 (1980-10-05) (age 39),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2004 – 2010

Joe Tallari (born October 5, 1980 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

In 2001 Tallari began his career playing for Niagara University where he was team's senior captain.[1] Tallari moved to the Hartford Wolf Pack, the farm team for the New York Rangers. He stayed for just one season before moving to the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL, where he topped the 50 point margin.

Over the following three seasons, Tallari switched between teams in the ECHL and the AHL, with stints at the Cleveland Barons, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (on two occasions) and the Las Vegas Wranglers. He then moved to Europe, signing with the Manchester Phoenix in the summer of 2007 to play under Tony Hand. Tallari had an outstanding season in Manchester, finishing as the EIHL's second highest goal scorer, managing 55 goals and 38 assists in 59 games. This performance won Tallari the 'Best Newcomer' award at the 2008 Man of Ice Awards and ensured his selection for the 2007-08 EIHL All-Star team.

In April 2008 it was announced that Tallari would leave Manchester to sign for the Hockey Club Pustertal-Val Pusteria in order to try and qualify for the Italian national team.[2] On 7 May 2009 he left Hockey Club Pustertal-Val Pusteria and signed a contract with HC Eppan Pirats Internorm.[3]. Tallari led the league with 36 goals during the regular season[4], and led Eppan-Appiano to the Serie B Championship.

Tallari came out of retirement during the 2010-11 ECHL season and played one game with the Wheeling Nailers[5]. He was released on February 19, 2011[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Senior-Laden Purple Eagles Seeking Return.... Niagara Falls Reporter (7 October 2003). Retrieved on 15 September 2009.
  2. Tallari quits Phoenix. British Sky Broadcasting (11 April 2008). Retrieved on 15 September 2009.
  3. HC Eppan Pirats Internorm landet ersten Coup auf dem Transfermarkt
  4. 2009-10 Serie B Statistics: Goals Scored
  5. Mike Mastovich (2011-02-19). Tallari, Nailers can’t find net in shootout loss. Retrieved on 2011-02-21.
  6. ECHL Transactions, February 19, 2011

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