Archive for September 18, 2006

Newcomer – Yanick Tremblay

September 18, 2006

Junior Team: Beauport Harfangs

Notable Teammates: Marc Chouinard (Vancouver), Martin Biron (Tampa Bay), Eric Daze (Chicago)

Best CHL Season: 45 points in 61 games

NHL Draft: 1995, 145th overall, 6th round

Drafted By: Toronto Maple Leafs

Expansion Draft: Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the expansion draft in 1999

Free Agent: 2006 signed a 1 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

Best NHL Season: 31 points in 75 games

Tremblay has been a serviceable defenseman in Atlanta and Toronto for parts of 8 years prior to the lockout.  After which he played a couple seasons in the German Elite league.

Tremblay was brought in, along with Krajicek, to help alleviate some of the offence that left when Jovanovski signed in Phoenix.  Despite the fact Tremblay has played in Germany for the last couple years, he is an offensive defenseman. 

At one point in his tenure in Atlanta, he was the all time leader in shots on goal.  Look for Tremblay to get an opportunity on the first power play unit.  He needs to be getting power play time in Vancouver, or he’ll end up playing in Manitoba.  He wasn’t brought in as the 7th or 8th guy to sit on the sidelines or grind out a win for the team.  That job was handed directly to Willie Mitchell.

The Chief Canuck