BARONS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD NICHOLAS TREMBLAY
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons
The Oklahoma City Barons agreed to terms with forward Nicholas Tremblay on an American Hockey League contract, General Manager Bill Scott announced today.
Tremblay, a 6-0, 187-pounder from Candiac, Quebec, played the majority of last season with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. In 29 games with the Condors, the 25-year old scored 29 points (16-13-29). Tremblay has experience in the AHL, playing a total of nine games over two seasons with the Providence Bruins where he scored two points (1-1-2).
Prior to turning pro, Tremblay played 143 games over four seasons at Clarkson University. With the Golden Knights, he scored 88 points (33-55-88) and served 68 penalty minutes. He improved his point production in each season at Clarkson, with his best season coming during the 2011-12 season when he led the Golden Knights with 17 goals and 36 points.
Originally a sixth round draft choice (173rd overall) of the Boston Bruins in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Tremblay scored a league-leading 51 goals and 110 points with the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior Hockey League in 2008. Prior to his stint with Smiths Falls, he played two seasons with the College Champlain Cougars of the QJAHL where he scored 87 points (39-48-87) in 101 games.
Tremblay joins forwards Derek Nesbitt, Matthew Ford, Austin Fyten, C.J. Stretch and Erick Lizon as well as defenseman Joey Leach as players signed by the Barons for the 2013-14 season.
Hockey season begins in Oklahoma City on Friday, September 27 with the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy when the Edmonton Oilers host the Dallas Stars in an NHL Preseason game. For more information about tickets, call the Barons office at 232-GOAL.
Oklahoma City opens their 38-game home schedule with a weekend set of games October 4 and 5. In addition to the home opener, the Barons are scheduled to play at home November 12, 15 and 16 and December 20 and 21. The Barons annual Education Field Trip Day will be November 12. The remainder of the schedule will be announced later this summer.
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