Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ramzi Abid
Ramzi Abid was born March 24, 1980 in Montreal, Quebec. The 2nd round, 28th overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Abid is a graduate of the Quebec Midget AAA Richelieu Riverains Selectes.

An offensively gifted player who plays with an aggressive nature, Abid played four seasons in the QMJHL with stops in Chicoutimi (1996-1999), Acadie-Bathurst (1999-2000) and Halifax (99-2000). In his second season with Chicoutimi, Abid led all scorers in the QMJHL with 50-85-135 and 266 minutes in penalties while earning QMJHL First Team All-Star and CHL Second Team All-Star honours and a spot in the 1998 Memorial Cup tournament.

Coming off a career year in 1998, Abid was dealt to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan midway through the 1998-99 season and was instrumental in leading the team to the 1999 QMJHL Championship and a second consecutive Memorial Cup appearance.

Abid returned to Acadie-Bathurst in 99-2000, however he would only play 13 games before being dealt to the Halifax Mooseheads. Upon his arrival in Halifax, Abid would terrorize the QMJHL, finishing the regular season with a career high 67 goals and 91 assists for 158 points finishing second behind future Tampa Bay superstar Brad Richards of the Rimouski Oceanic.

During his career year of 99-2000, Abid captained the Halifax to the Memorial Cup tournament, and to his third consecutive Memorial Cup. The tournament's Top Scorer, Abid was named to both the CHL First All-Star Team and QMJHL First All-Star Team. In his four years in the QMJHL, the Montreal, Quebec native registered 155 goals, 237 assists for 392 career points and 815 penalty minutes in 250 games.

Following an illustrious junior career, Abid re-entered the draft in 2000 after he was unable to reach an agreement with Colorado. The Phoenix Coyotes liked what they saw in Abid and selected him in the third round, 85th overall. Abid made his professional debut with the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Springfield in 2000-01, however, he was limited to a mere 17 games due to a hand injury that required surgery. He would return the following year and finished fourth in team scoring with 18 goals and 43 points along with 214 penalty minutes. In 2002-03, Abid split his season between Springfield and Phoenix before being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the latter stages of the season.

Looking for fresh start on a team filled with youngsters, Abid's 2003-04 season came to halt early into his season after he suffered a season ending knee injury. After another season in the Penguin system, Abid was acquired by the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2005. He spent the majority of the following season with the Thrashers' AHL affiliate in Chicago averaging over a point a game with the club. Abids stint with the Atlanta Thrasher organization was short lived however as the Montreal, Quebec native opted to sign as a free agent with the Nashville Predators in the summer of 2006.

Abid split his 2006-07 season between Nashville and their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee prior to finding himself on the move once again, this time signing as a free agent in a Bern, Switzerland based club.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 42 10 14 24 18 4 1 2 3 2
1996-97 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 65 13 24 37 151 +15 21 2 12 14 28
1997-98 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 68 50 85 135 266 +29 6 3 4 7 10
1998-99 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 21 11 15 26 97 -4
1998-99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 24 14 22 36 102 +11 23 14 20 34 84
1999-00 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 13 10 11 21 61 +10
1999-00 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 59 57 80 137 148 +29 10 10 13 23 18
1999-00 Halifax Mooseheads M-Cup 4 6 4 10 8
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 6 4 10 38 0
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 18 25 43 214 -4
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 10 8 18 30 +1
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 27 15 10 25 50 -1
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -5
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 3 2 5 27 -5
2004-05 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 78 26 29 55 119 +1 7 0 2 2 18
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 6 0 2 2 6 +1
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 75 34 42 76 165 -3
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 13 1 4 5 13 -3 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 57 19 30 49 70 -5 2 0 1 1 6
2007-08 SC Bern Swiss 41 20 11 31 56 5 3 2 5 14
2008-09 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 2 0 2 2 2
2008-09 SC Bern Swiss 31 9 20 29 85 1 0 0 0 12
2009-10 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden 10 1 7 8 8
2009-10 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 33 3 8 11 36
2009-10 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-Q 10 3 3 6 12
2010-11 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 48 13 18 31 120 17 5 12 17 24
2011-12 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 48 21 25 46 92 6 1 4 5 16
2012-13 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 56 22 20 42 82 11 0 3 3 32
NHL Totals 68 14 16 30 78 2 0 0 0 0


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1998, 2000)
Jean Beliveau Trophy (QMJHL - Leading Scorer) (1998)
Michel Briere Trophy (QMJHL - MVP) (1998)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2000)
Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2000)
Traded to Halifax (QMJHL) by Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) with future considerations for Samuel Seguin, David Hemsworth and future considerations, October 10, 1999.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to a wrist injury vs. Louisville (AHL), October 27, 2000. Traded to Pittsburgh by Phoenix with Dan Focht and Guillaume Lefebvre for Jan Hrdina and Francois Leroux, March 11, 2003.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. Edmonton, December 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 8, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 21, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), July 10, 2007.