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Last updated: March 22. 2014 11:02PM - 843 Views
By - tvenesky@civitasmedia.com



Ramzi Abid (left) was a key cog to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's 2004-05 squad during the NHL lockout, scoring 26 goals in a season filled with NHL regulars and top prospects.
Ramzi Abid (left) was a key cog to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's 2004-05 squad during the NHL lockout, scoring 26 goals in a season filled with NHL regulars and top prospects.
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Player: Ramzi Abid


Played with WBS Penguins: 2004-05


Where is he now? Playing with Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams in Germany


Abid, now 33, came to the Pittsburgh organization in a 2003 trade from Phoenix for Jan Hrdina and Francois Leroux. He joined the NHL Penguins for three games before his season was cut short with an ACL injury that also sidelined him for much of the 2003-04 season.


During the NHL lockout in 2004-05, a healthy Abid joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and had a productive season, scoring 26 goals, 55 points and registering 119 penalty minutes.


After that, Abid left the Penguins to join the Atlanta Thrashers organization and in 2005-06 enjoyed his best AHL season, posting 34 goals, 76 points and 165 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Chicago Wolves. Over the next two seasons, Abid bounced between the AHL and NHL before heading to Europe in 2007.


He has spent the last seven years overseas, playing in Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, Austria and Germany. For his career, Abid appeared in 68 NHL games and scored 14 goals.


— Tom Venesky


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