Yannick Tremblay (ice hockey, born 1975)
November 15, 1975 |
Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Adler Mannheim
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||145th overall, 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs
Yannick Tremblay (born November 15, 1975) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who last played for the Graz 99ers in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL). He had also played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers, and the Vancouver Canucks.
Tremblay was drafted 145th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. After a three-game stint with the St. John's Maple Leafs (Toronto's American Hockey League [AHL] affiliate team) in 1995–96, he spent the next two seasons splitting time between both Maple Leaf clubs. In 1998–99, he played for the parent club full-time; however, he only played in 35 games.
In 1999, he was claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft and spent five seasons with the team. His best season statistically in the NHL came in 2002–03, when he scored 8 goals and 22 assists for 30 points in 75 games. By the end of his stint in Atlanta, he solely held the franchise record for most points by a defenceman with 107 until Tobias Enstrom matched him on 14 January 2010. The 2004–05 NHL season was locked out and Tremblay played in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga for Adler Mannheim, eventually staying for a second season. On 28 July 2006, the Vancouver Canucks signed Tremblay, but he only managed to play 12 games with the Canucks as he spent most of the 2006–07 season in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks' AHL affiliate. Tremblay also currently has the worst plus/minus rating of any player in Winnipeg Jets franchise history with a rating of -103.
Tremblay then signed with HC Lugano of the Switzerland-based National League A on 18 July 2007, playing only the 2007–08 season before taking a one-year sabbatical. He returned to the DEL after signing with the Straubing Tigers in July 2009. After one season with DEL, he signed with Graz 99ers.
Regular season and playoffs
|1995–96||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||67||7||25||32||34||11||2||9||11||0|
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||17||3||6||9||4||4||0||1||1||5|
|1997–98||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||38||2||4||6||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||35||2||7||9||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000||Canada||World Championship||9||1||1||2||0||Fourth place|
|2007||Canada||Spengler Cup||statistics unavailable||Gold medal|
|2009||Canada||Spengler Cup||statistics unavailable||Gold medal|
In 2015, members of a professional Destiny clan, hailing from Sudbury, Ontario, changed their clan name from "The Nickel Giants, DIAF" to "Yannick Tremblay", in homage to this now retired professional hockey player in that Leeroy Jenkins is "so 2005". Members of this clan cite Yannick's aggressive, over the top play style as their inspiration for their own crucible play style. Aggression, power, and "yannsanity" is what this clan brings to the crucible, all day, everyday like it's their job. When you're online and you hear the cry of the Tremblay like a blast from the beautiful and terrible Gjallahorn, prepare to lose. 
- footballweb.de. Straubing Tigers acquire Yannick Tremblay [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
- CNN Sports Illustrated. 1999 NHL Draft - NHL expansion draft selections; 25 June 1999 [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
- Roy scores goal in overtime, gives Sabres 2-1 victory over Atlanta. NHL.com. 14 January 2010 [Retrieved 01 June 2010]. The Canadian Press. "...Tobias Enstrom also picked up an assist on Kovalchuk's goal, the 107th point of his Atlanta career. That tied Enstrom with Yannick Tremblay as the highest-scoring defenceman in Thrashers' history."
- Sports Reference LLC. Yannick Tremblay NHL & WHA Statistics [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
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- International Ice Hockey Federation. Team Canada – Team Roster [Retrieved 02 June 2010].
- Curtis Joseph headlines roster of Canadian team for Spengler Cup. NHL.com. 17 December 2007 [Retrieved 02 June 2010]. The Canadian Press.
- Former No. 1 pick Alexandre Daigle to play for Canada at Spengler Cup. NHL.com. 07 December 2009 [Retrieved 02 June 2010]. The Canadian Press.
- MacTavish named Canada's Spengler Cup coach. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 September 2009 [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
- Canada wins Spengler Cup by defeating Russian team Ufa 2-1 in final. NHL.com. 31 December 2007 [Retrieved 03 June 2010]. The Canadian Press.