Tangradi, 30, has spent the vast majority of the last several years in the minor leagues, where he was a Calder Cup champion with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2017 and recorded 24 points in 41 games for the Binghamton Devils last season. In 150 NHL contests over the years, Tangradi has 16 points and 86 penalty minutes.
Originally selected 42nd overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, Tangradi never did hit his ceiling of a physical NHL scorer. Still he has carved out a nice career in North America and will now test himself against different competition in the KHL. The Devils decided not to re-sign him after his one-year two-way deal expired this offseason.