Yannick Tremblay (born November 15, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Vancouver Canucks.
November 15, 1975|
Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
145th overall, 1995|
Toronto Maple Leafs
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 club, 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, Tremblay was selected 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 Enström matched him on 14 January 2010. The 2004–05 NHL season was locked out and Tremblay played in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) 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 with the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks' AHL affiliate. Tremblay also currently has the worst plus/minus rating of any player in the Atlanta Thrashers' franchise history with a rating of –103.
Tremblay then signed with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A (NLA) 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 playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
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- 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].
- "Winnipeg Jets - Statistics". Winnipeg Jets. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
- 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.