Meet the new guy.

Luis Tremblay’s career statistics reveal a man well-traveled. There wasn’t enough time in the span of a couple minutes after last night’s game to tap what is surely a vast reservoir of anecdotes, but here’s what he had to say about joining the Reign …

You’ve seen this team play a lot (with Stockton and Bakersfield); what do you think about them now that you’re here?

I played quite a bit against them. They have a hard-working team with lots of skill. They play a defensive kind of style, so it fits perfectly for me, coming in and not knowing the system that much. Just play defensive – it’s easy for me.

What is your style of play?

I play aggressive, try to finish my checks the most I can. Try to get in
the other teams’ heads sometimes. They paired me with a very good
defense here. We didn’t spend much time in our D-zone, so I didn’t get
to play that much, but I’m pretty sure this weekend I’m going to have
to. We played a good team this weekend, Idaho, and we got chances to
make big points and make a run in the playoffs.

How did you end up here?

First thing, my season’s been a little bit of a roller coaster. This is one of the first times I’ve been traded that much. Coming from Toldeo to Bakersfield, I thought, was a good thing, but sometimes things don’t work out. I knew yesterday at noon that Bakersfield released me, then I was here today at 4 o’clock getting my physical, getting ready to play. Having to move from one day to another, it’s very emotional. I’m glad to be on a team where they want me and they need me. I’m going to do the best I can to help them.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Crossbar

    JP, anything you can share with respect to why Tremblay hasn’t been used much of late? He looked pretty darn comfortable in his first two games with us after coming over from Bakersfield, yet I don’t recall him taking a single shift Sunday. He suited up but stayed on the bench. Coach’s preference to play five versus six defensemen? Nicked up?

  • J.P. Hoornstra

    I’m not sure the reason, but I noticed that too on Sunday. I’m pretty sure he’s healthy. I hope to get updates on Tremblay and Tim Kraus at tomorrow’s morning skate.