Yannick Tremblay (ice hockey, born 1975)

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Yannick Tremblay
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Born (1975-11-15) November 15, 1975 (age 39)
Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Adler Mannheim
NHL
Atlanta Thrashers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
NLA
HC Lugano
DEL
Straubing Tigers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 145th overall, 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1996–2011

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.

Playing career[edit]

Tremblay was drafted 145th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.[1] 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[2] 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.[3] 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,[4] 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.[5]

Tremblay then signed with HC Lugano of the Switzerland-based National League A on 18 July 2007,[4] playing only the 2007–08 season before taking a one-year sabbatical.[1] He returned to the DEL after signing with the Straubing Tigers in July 2009.[1] After one season with DEL, he signed with Graz 99ers.

International play[edit]

Tremblay played for Team Canada at the 2000 IIHF World Championship.[6] The team placed fourth after falling 2–1 to Finland in the third-place match.

Tremblay also represented Canada at the 2007[7] and 2009 Spengler Cups,[8] winning gold in both tournaments.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 70 10 32 42 22 17 6 8 14 6
1995–96 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 61 12 33 45 42 20 3 16 19 18
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
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 75 10 21 31 22
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 46 4 8 12 30
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 66 9 15 24 47
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 75 8 22 30 32
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 38 2 8 10 13
2004–05 Adler Mannheim DEL 14 1 4 5 16 14 2 6 8 6
2005–06 Adler Mannheim DEL 46 11 17 28 44
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 44 12 20 32 40 12 3 7 10 11
2006–07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 1 2 3 12
2007–08 HC Lugano NLA 46 8 21 29 34 4 0 5 5 6
2009–10 Straubing Tigers DEL 41 2 16 18 24
2010–11 Graz 99ers EBEL 54 9 22 31 44 4 0 0 0 6
QMJHL totals 131 22 65 87 64 37 9 24 33 24
AHL totals 132 22 54 76 78 27 5 17 22 16
NHL totals 390 38 87 125 178
DEL totals 101 14 37 51 84 14 2 6 8 6
NLA totals 46 8 21 29 34 4 0 5 5 6
EBEL totals 54 9 22 31 44 4 0 0 0 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c footballweb.de. Straubing Tigers acquire Yannick Tremblay [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
  2. ^ CNN Sports Illustrated. 1999 NHL Draft - NHL expansion draft selections; 25 June 1999 [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ a b Sports Reference LLC. Yannick Tremblay NHL & WHA Statistics [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
  5. ^ . Winnipeg Jets http://jets.nhl.com/club/teamstatsleaders.htm?pg=8&sort=plusMinus&viewName=careerLeadersForFranchise&fetchKey=00002WPGAAHAll.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation. Team Canada – Team Roster [Retrieved 02 June 2010].
  7. ^ Curtis Joseph headlines roster of Canadian team for Spengler Cup. NHL.com. 17 December 2007 [Retrieved 02 June 2010]. The Canadian Press.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ MacTavish named Canada's Spengler Cup coach. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 September 2009 [Retrieved 03 June 2010].
  10. ^ 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.

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