Five birthdays today: former Chief Monty Reynolds, IHL Ice Alain Nasreddine and USHL Ice Jay Cascalenda, Kyle Lundey and John Mitchell.
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Monty Reynolds: Goaltender who played one game for the Chiefs in 1960-61, allowing three goals. Reynolds had been an IHL veteran from 1945-52, and then played senior hockey before having cups of coffee with the Chiefs and several other IHL teams through 1964. A native of Windsor, Ont., he was born in 1927, and passed away in 2007 at age 80.
Alain Nasreddine: Defenseman who played two seasons for the Ice from 1996-98. In 124 games, he had a goal and 14 assists. A rugged player, he also compiled 506 penalty minutes. The Florida Panthers' sixth-round pick in 1993, Nasreddine played 74 NHL games for the Blackhawks, Canadiens, Islanders and Penguins intermittently between 1998-2008, with a goal and four assists. He spent the majority of his career in the AHL before retiring in 2010 after two seasons in Germany. Upon retirement, he has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. A native of Montreal, he is 39.
Jay Cascalenda: Ice defenseman in 2004-05. He played all 60 games that season, with one goal and 18 assists. He went from the Ice to play four years at Minnesota-Duluth, and also played two ECHL seasons before retiring in 2011. A native of West St. Paul, Minn., he is 29.
Kyle Lundey: Winger who played 26 games for the Ice in 2005-06. He had two goals and two assists. He played the following year in the NAHL. A native of Madison, Wis., he is 26.
John Mitchell: Forward who played 14 games for the Ice in 2005-06, tallying one goal and one assist. He went from the Ice to a four-year college career at Wisconsin, where he played in 139 games and had 32 goals and 29 assists. Upon graduating, he turned pro, and has played the last four seasons in the AHL with Syracuse, Norfolk, Hershey and Portland, as well as three games with ECHL Elmira. A native of Neenah, Wis., he is 28.