Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Assistant Coach
Alain Nasreddine is in his fourth season as assistant coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Nasreddine, who played 15 years of professional hockey as a defenseman, which includes five seasons with the Penguins organization, helped lead the team to a 58-21-0-1 record and the franchise’s first-ever Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as AHL regular-season champions during his first season on the staff in 2010-11. That year he coached a defensive group that allowed the fewest goals (183) in the AHL.
Nasreddine’s defensive corps once again allowed the fewest goals in the AHL (178) again in 2012-13 - the second time in three years that they have accomplished that feat.
Nasreddine, 38, played for the Penguins organization from 2003-04 through the 2007-08 season. During that time he suited up in 56 games for Pittsburgh, notching five points (1G-4A).
Nasreddine played in 249 contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, totaling 55 points on 13 goals and 42 assists. He added seven points (3G-4A) in 57 postseason games, and helped the team earn two berths in the Calder Cup Final in 2003 and ‘07.
Nasreddine, who was originally drafted by Florida in the sixth round (135th overall) of the 1993 NHL Draft, played for four NHL teams in his career — Chicago, Montreal, NY Islanders and Pittsburgh — and posted five points (1G-4A) and 84 penalty minutes in 74 games.
The Montreal, Quebec native also saw action in 850 combined games with Carolina, Portland, Fredericton, Quebec, Hamilton and Bridgeport of the AHL and Indianapolis of the International Hockey League. He played his last two seasons with Nuremberg of the German Elite League.
Alain and his wife, Josiane, have three children.