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EAST COAST - WEST COAST TO OKC FOR NICHOLAS TREMBLAY
By Jennifer Cochran ,
Forward Nicholas Tremblay will begin his career anew with the Oklahoma City Barons.
Tremblay, a forward from Candiac, Quebec joins the Barons after splitting time the last two seasons with the Providence Bruins and the Oilers new ECHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors. As a Condor, Tremblay scored 29 (16-13-29) in 29 games played.
Before turning pro, Tremblay competed in four seasons at Clarkson University, appearing in 143 games, scoring 33 goals and 55 assists. Tremblay led the Golden Knights in scoring his senior season with 17 goals and 19 assists. During his time at Clarkson, Tremblay learned a lot from playing hockey in college and how it has impacted his professional career.
“Playing in college helped develop quick decision-making skills and a good work ethic," Tremblay said. "I hope to bring that work ethic to my professional play so I can make an impact in the AHL."
During his time as a Golden Knight, Tremblay learned to lead by example and enjoys being a role model for the younger players.
“I want to teach them that you have to work hard to get to the next level," Tremblay said. "I’m a positive and encouraging person”.
He hopes to bring a positive attitude to the team along with his skating speed.
“I want to fit into the team’s strategy wherever I am needed, my goal is to contribute effectively wherever I can,” Tremblay said.
For the past two seasons, Tremblay has spent time in California and Rhode Island, now he is taking the move to Oklahoma City to join forwards C.J Stretch and Austin Fyten. Tremblay has spoken with goalie Yann Danis and expresses his excitement to continue his career with OKC.
“I've heard so many good things about the organization from others around the league," Tremblay said. "Everyone I spoke with had nothing but the highest regards for everyone within the organization.”
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