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 Orange County Register, 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.