Ramzi Abid

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Ramzi Abid
Born (1980-03-24) March 24, 1980 (age 34)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
NHL
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Thrashers
Nashville Predators
NLA
SC Bern
Rapperswil-Jona
KHL
Traktor Chelyabinsk
SEL
Rögle BK
EBEL
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Liiga
JYP
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1998
Colorado Avalanche
85th overall, 2000
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2000–present

Ramzi Abid (born March 24, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Typically playing as a left winger, Ramzi Abid was selected by the Colorado Avalanche as the first choice in the second round (28th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and was redrafted in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 85th overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes, who on March 11, 2003, traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Dan Focht and Guillaume Lefebvre for Jan Hrdina and François Leroux .

In March 2003, he successfully underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and missed the remainder of the 2002–03 season. He played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, an affiliate team of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the American Hockey League during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Abid spent the 2005–06 season with the Atlanta Thrashers.

On July 21, 2006, Abid signed a one-year contract with the Nashville Predators.[1] Abid had an impressive pre-season, in which he scored a hat-trick in an 8-1 win over the Blue Jackets on September 21, 2006.[2] Abid was then sent to affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, prior to the start of the 2006-07 season. Abid played 13 games with the Predators as an injury replacement during the season. On April 18, 2007, Ramzi was called up to the Predators and made his play-off debut against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.[3]

Abid was a member of Team Canada in the 2007 Spengler Cup. In 2007, Abid signed with SC Bern to play through the 2009-10 season. He played two seasons for SC Bern before his contract was dissolved in April 2009.

In August 2009, he signed with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2009–10 season. After 33 games with Traktor he left the KHL on January 31, 2010.[4] On February 1, 2010, Abid agreed to a contract with Rögle BK.[5]

On June 11, 2010, Abid again a free agent, signed a one-year contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg that also included a one-year option,[6] a team playing in the EBEL.

After a second season with Red Bull, Abid was again on the move within Europe, signing a one-year contract with JYP of the Finnish SM-liiga on July 23, 2012.[7] In his first sesaon with the Finnish club, Abid contributed with a team leading 22 goals and 42 points in 56 games and was signed to a one-year extension at the midpoint of the season.

Abid struggled in his return campaign in 2013–14 with JYP, posting 3 goals in 21 games before he was mutually released from his contract and signed in the German DEL with Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg on December 18, 2013.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 65 13 24 37 141
1997–98 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 68 50 85 135 266 6 3 4 7 10
1998–99 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 21 11 15 26 97
1998–99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 24 14 22 36 102 23 14 20 34 84
1999–00 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 13 10 11 21 61
1999–00 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 59 57 80 137 148 10 10 13 23 18
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 6 4 10 38
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 18 25 43 214
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 27 15 10 25 50
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 10 8 18 30
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 3 2 5 27
2004–05 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 78 26 29 55 119 7 0 2 2 18
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 75 34 42 76 165
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 6 0 2 2 6
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 57 19 30 49 70 2 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 13 1 4 5 13 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 SC Bern NLA 41 20 11 31 56 5 3 2 5 14
2008–09 Rapperswil-Jona NLA 2 0 2 2 2
2008–09 SC Bern NLA 31 9 20 29 85 1 0 0 0 12
2009–10 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 33 3 8 11 36
2009–10 Rögle BK SEL 10 1 7 8 8
2010–11 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 48 13 18 31 120 17 5 12 17 24
2011–12 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 48 21 25 46 92 6 1 4 5 16
2012–13 JYP SM-l 56 22 20 42 82 11 0 3 3 32
2013–14 JYP Liiga 21 3 5 8 29
2013–14 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 24 2 17 19 52 10 5 5 10 18
NHL totals 68 14 16 30 78 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL
First All-Star Team 1998, 2000
Jean Béliveau Trophy 1998
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy 1998
CHL First All-Star Team 2000
Ed Chynoweth Trophy 2000

Transactions[edit]

  • On July 24, 2000 the Phoenix Coyotes signed Ramzi Abid to a 3-year contract.
  • On July 21, 2006 the Nashville Predators signed unrestricted free agent Ramzi Abid to a 1-year contract.
  • On July 10, 2007 the SC Bern signed Ramzi Abid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Predators sign Tootoo, Brookbank, Abid". Nashville Predators. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Predators top Columbus 8-1 in Memphis". Nashville Predators. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Nashville recalls forward Abid". Nashville Predators. 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Трактор" расторг контракт с Рамзи Абидом (in Russian). Traktor Chelyabinsk official site. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Canadian forward ready for Rögle". roglebk. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Red Bulls move forward with two new Canadian strikers" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  7. ^ "Ramzi Abid joins JYP attack" (in Finnish). JYP. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Grizzlies pick up Abid" (in German). EHC Wolfsburg. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 

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