Tambellini earned MVP honours in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), while also leading the Chilliwack Chiefs to a Fred Page Cup as league champions and a Doyle Cup as Pacific regional champions. Jeff joined the college ranks with the Michigan Wolverines of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). Over three seasons, he won two Mason Cups with Michigan as CCHA champions, while earning several individual honours, including league rookie of the year in 2003 and playoff MVP in 2005. Tambellini was drafted 27th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 2003. He was traded to the New York Islanders during his rookie season. In July 2010, Tambellini signed with the Canucks.
Signed as a free agent July 22, 2010.
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