Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alain Nasreddine
Defenceman Alain Nasreddine was a hard-nosed competitor who played briefly with the Chicago Black Hawks and Montreal Canadiens in 1998-99. Apart from his short-lived NHL tenure, he was an imposing competitor in the minor leagues.

Born in Montreal, Nasreddine spent the 1990-91 season with the city's AAA junior club before joining the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs. After a solid year in 1992-93 he was chosen 135th overall by the Florida Panthers. He attended his first pro training camp then returned to junior with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Nasreddine continued to play a physical role but also showed more confidence moving the puck up ice.

The rugged blueliner played his first pro season with the Carolina Monarchs of the AHL in 1995-96. Early the next year Nasraddine was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks and spent time developing with the team's IHL affiliate in Indianapolis. He played seven games for the Hawks in 1998-99 before he was involved in trade with the Montreal Canadiens. Nasraddine was an extra prospect included in the deal which saw Jocelyn Thibault and Dave Manson go to Chicago for Jeff Hackett and Eric Weinrich. Nasraddine played eight games for the Habs before he was sent to the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL to add a physical presence to their Calder Cup hopes.

In 99-2000, Nasreddine split his season with the AHL's Quebec Citadelles and Hamilton Bulldogs, a team which he would spend the better part of the next two seasons with before he was acquired by the New York Islanders. Following parts of two seasons shared between the Islanders and their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport Sound, Nasreddine was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins just prior to the 2004 trade deadline for former Islander Steve Webb.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Montreal-Bourassa QAAA 35 10 25 35 50
1991-92 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 1 9 10 78 4 0 0 0 17
1992-93 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 64 0 14 14 137 10 0 1 1 36
1993-94 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 60 3 24 27 218 26 2 10 12 118
1993-94 Chicoutimi Sagueneens M-Cup 4 0 0 0 8
1994-95 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 67 8 31 39 342 13 3 5 8 40
1995-96 Carolina Panthers AHL 63 0 5 5 245
1996-97 Carolina Monarchs AHL 26 0 4 4 109
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 49 0 2 2 248 4 1 1 2 27
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 75 1 12 13 258 +5 5 0 2 2 12
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 0 0 0 19 -2
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 7 0 1 1 36 -3
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 0 0 33 +1
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 38 0 10 10 108 +7 15 0 3 3 39
1999-00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 59 1 6 7 178 -16
1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 11 0 0 0 12 -3 10 1 1 2 14
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 74 4 14 18 164 -17
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 79 7 10 17 154 +9 12 1 3 4 22
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
2002-03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 67 3 9 12 114 +7 9 0 0 0 27
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 53 1 6 7 70 0
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 17 1 1 2 16 +6 24 1 0 1 48
2004-05 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 75 3 15 18 129 +5 11 0 1 1 18
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 0 0 8 +2
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 71 0 12 12 71 +24
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 1 4 5 18 +12
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 19 3 5 8 25 +9
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -4
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 67 6 10 16 61 0 23 2 3 5 16
2008-09 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 38 2 8 10 64 4 0 1 1 16
2009-10 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 55 1 9 10 82 5 0 4 4 8
NHL Totals 74 1 4 5 84


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1995) Traded to Chicago by Florida for Ivan Droppa, December 18, 1996. Traded to Montreal by Chicago with Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich and Tampa Bay's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 NHL Draft for Jocelyn Thibault, Dave Manson and Brad Brown, November 16, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Montreal with Igor Ulanov for Christian Laflamme and Matthieu Descoteaux, March 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 6, 2002. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Islanders for Steve Webb, March 8, 2004. Officially announced his retirement, August 20, 2010.
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