|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
210 lb (95 kg)
|Born||March 24, 1980,|
Montreal, QC, CAN
|NHL Draft||28th overall, 1998|
85th overall, 2000
|Pro Career||2000 – present|
Typically playing as a left winger, Ramzi Abid was selected by the Colorado Avalanche as the first choice in the second round (28th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and was redrafted in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 85th overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes, who in March 2003 traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Jan Hrdina.
In March 2003, he successfully underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and missed the remainder of the 2002–03 season. He played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, an affiliate team of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the American Hockey League during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Abid spent the 2005–06 season with the Atlanta Thrashers.
On July 21, 2006, Abid signed a one-year contract with the Nashville Predators. Abid had a impressive pre-season, in which he scored a hat-trick in an 8-1 win over the Blue Jackets on September 21, 2006. Abid was then sent to affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, prior to the start of the 2006-07 season. Abid played 13 games with the Predators as an injury replacement during the season. On April 18, 2007, Ramzi was called up to the Predators and made his play-off debut against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Quaterfinals.
Abid was a member of Team Canada in the 2007 Spengler Cup. In 2007 Abid signed with SC Bern to play through the 2009-10 season. He played two seasons for SC Bern before his contract was dissolved in April 2009.
He is also one of the few Muslims to play in the NHL.
- 1998: Michel Brière Memorial Trophy (QMJHL Most Valuable Player)
- 1998: Jean Béliveau Trophy (QMJHL Leading Scorer)
- 1998: QMJHL First All-Star Team
- 2000: QMJHL First All-Star Team
- 2000: Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team
- 2000: Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup Leading Scorer)
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