Hunter Tremblay

Hometown:

Timmins Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-01-15

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2011

Weight:

175 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Tremblay skated in 28 games in his second season at the University of New Brunswick. Tremblay was the second leading scorer for the Varsity Reds with 14 goals and 36 assists as New Brunswick finished first in the Atlantic University Sport conference. Tremblay scored 1 goal with 5 assists in nine playoff games and the Varsity Reds captured the Canadian college hockey University Cup with a 4-2 win over Western Ontario.

2009-10: Tremblay was the leading scorer in Canadian college hockey in his third season with the University of New Brunswick, scoring 25 goals with 32 assists in 27 league games. The Varsity Reds finished first in the AUS, losing just one game in league play. St. Francis Xavier, which handed the Varsity Reds their only loss, held Tremblay scoreless and swept a three-game playoff series; preventing New Brunswick from defending its University Cup championship.

2010-11: Tremblay signed a one-year free agent contract with Edmonton in March 2011 and made his pro debut with Oklahoma City in the AHL following his final season with the University of New Brunswick. Tremblay was scoreless and -2 in three regular season games with the Barons and scored his first pro goal, his only point, in the AHL playoffs. He skated in five playoff games for Oklahoma City and was +1 with 2 PMs. Tremblay completed his college career in outstanding fashion. After scoring 22 goals with 22 assists in 27 regular season games as the Varsity Reds won their third straight AUS regular season title, Tremblay scored 4 goals with 9 assists in nine playoff games and the Varsity Reds defeated McGill, 4-0, in the University Cup championship game.

2011-12: Tremblay played in 68 games for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in his first pro season. Older than most "rookies" (Tremblay turned 26 in January), he provided a solid veteran presence in the Barons' lineup and chipped in offensively while in a lower line role. He was plus-14 with 47 penalty minutes and scored 16 goals with 15 assists in 68 games. Oklahoma City finished first in the West Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Tremblay skated in 8 of 14 playoff games and was plus-eight with 2 penalty minutes; scoring 4 goals with 2 assists. Tremblay signed a free agent AHL contract with Winnipeg affiliate St. John's in July 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

Tremblay is a jack of all trades in many ways with no real glaring weaknesses--he can score, he thinks the game well, and brings a solid two way awareness. That said, his natural ability is not high level, he doesn't have any one skill that would allow him to fill a role for an NHL club.

 

Future

After a productive five-year OHL career with the Barrie Colts and a prolific four-year stretch with the CIS' University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds, he was signed as a free agent by the Oilers. Viewed as depth for Oklahoma City, Tremblay has been a solid contributor at the AHL level and has earned the praise of coach Todd Nelson. He doesn't appear to have the talent to make the NHL and stick, and in all likelihood will be a career minor leaguer, however having emerged as a coache's favorite already, he might be able to rise above his limitations and be a low level energy player in a team's bottom six--provided he gets the opportunity and makes an impression once he does.

Tremblay has signed with St. John's of the AHL and is no longer an Oilers' prospect.

 

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