Jonathan Tremblay

Hometown:

Fauquier Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-03-03

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

7th round, 201st pick overall, 2003 NHL Entry Draft

Weight:

240 lbs.

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History

Tremblay became a full-time player for Bathhurst in 2002-03 as the premier fighter of the QMJHL. In 62 regular season games, Tremblay racked up 232 penalty minutes, nowhere close to league-leading Baie-Comeau defenseman Marc-Andrey Roy’s 653 penalty minutes. Although 22 in penalty minutes in the "Q," most starting goalies equaled or surpassed Tremblay’s offensive output of one assist, including first overall draft pick Marc-Andre Fleury with two assists. Only two players (excluding goalies) in the "Q" who had only one point played more games: Shawinigan defenseman Paul-Andre Bergeron (one goal in 64 games) and Sherbrooke defenseman Brandon Roach (one assist in 64 games.)

Tremblay also played in nine play-off games for Acadie-Bathurst, but was scratched for two contests. Scoreless in nine games, Tremblay did manage 45 penalty minutes, fourth in "Q" play-off penalty minutes despite playing fewer games than all four in front of him, including teammate Ondreg Watulok with 47 penalty minutes in 11 games.

Despite lacking a knack for offense, or defense, Tremblay was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft with the 201st pick overall.

Talent Analysis
Currently, Tremblay's lone major talent is his fighting ability. Considered the top fighter in the QMJHL, Tremblay is one of the few players in each league that has a true knock-out punch.

However, Tremblay is a major project as far as most other skills are concerned. Tremblay's skating needs a great deal of work, and the pugilist's stick skills also need improvement. Potentially a decent body checker, Tremblay's skating prevents this aspect from being fully developed. Hockey's Future QMJHL writer Ryan Milley says, "...but if it were just based on skill, he (Tremblay) would be playing in a beer league somewhere."

Future
Unlike Adam Nittel before him, Tremblay has not put up any offense at the major junior level.

 

2012 Draft: Top 10 draft eligible prospects from the QMJHL

by Kevin Forbes
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Photo: Once considered a lock to go in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, Martin Frk (91) saw his 2011-12 season abbreviated by injury and now might not be selected until the later rounds of the draft. (Marissa Baecker/CHL Images)

 

The 2011 NHL Draft was a banner year for the QMJHL, with five of their top players being selected in the first round and a total of 22 players hearing their name called over the course of the entire weekend. But unfortunately for the league, the draft class for 2012 doesn't appear to be as strong, with only one player considered to be a lock to be selected in the first round and not much in the way of depth behind him.

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