|Born||October 5, 1980
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||HC Eppan Pirats Internorm
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Hartford Wolf Pack
Playing career[change | change source]
In 2001 Tallari began his career playing for Niagara University where he was team's senior captain. 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 again topped the 50 point mark.
Over the following three seasons, Tallari switched between teams in the ECHL and the AHL, spending time with 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 finished the season as the EIHL's second highest goal scorer, with 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. On 07 May 2009 he left Hockey Club Pustertal-Val Pusteria and signed a contract with HC Eppan Pirats Internorm.
References[change | change source]
- "Senior-Laden Purple Eagles Seeking Return...". Niagara Falls Reporter. 7 October 2003. http://www.niagarafallsreporter.com/rodriguez2.html. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
- "Tallari quits Phoenix". British Sky Broadcasting. 11 April 2008. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,13997_3411291,00.html. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
- HC Eppan Pirats Internorm landet ersten Coup auf dem Transfermarkt