Joseph Harry Guy Carbonneau (born March 18, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. He was also the president of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Carbonneau will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, 2019.
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2019 (Designate)|
Carbonneau in 2018
March 18, 1960|
Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
44th overall, 1979|
Carbonneau started his hockey career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. After an impressive 182 points season with the Sagueneens, Carbonneau was drafted 44th overall in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. His strong play as a defensive forward helped the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup championship in 1985–86, followed by three Frank J. Selke Trophy wins in 1987–88, 1988–89, and 1991–92. In 1989–90, he was named the captain of the Canadiens, and led them to another Stanley Cup win in 1992–93 against Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings. On August 19, 1994, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jim Montgomery. He played there for one season before moving to the Dallas Stars. He won his third Stanley Cup in 1998–99 with the Stars. Next season, Carbonneau and the Stars reached the Stanley Cup Finals again but this time they lost to the New Jersey Devils. Carbonneau retired shortly after that.
Carbonneau was one of the more popular Canadiens; fans chanted "Guy, Guy, Guy!" whenever he touched the puck, much as they did for Guy Lafleur (with whom Carbonneau played from 1982–85) during his career. He was also one of the most admired Dallas Stars players. He took the ceremonial opening faceoff for the Stars when they played the Canadiens at the last game at the Montreal Forum.
After serving as an assistant coach to Michel Therrien with the Canadiens from 2000 to 2002, Carbonneau moved back to the Dallas Stars where he worked as an assistant general manager, until his return to Montreal in January 2006.
On January 14, 2006, Carbonneau became the Montreal Canadiens associate coach, as Claude Julien was fired and GM Bob Gainey assumed the role of interim head coach. Carbonneau became head coach, after the Canadiens were eliminated from the playoffs. He was the 28th coach of the Montreal team.
On September 17, 2009, Carbonneau became an analyst for CBC Sports Hockey Night in Canada. He left CBC after the 2009–2010 season and joined Réseau des sports as an analyst. He also appeared in the first season (2010) of La série Montréal-Québec as the head coach for the Montreal team.
On June 25, 2019, Carbonneau was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Awards and achievementsEdit
|1979–80||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||2||1||1||2||2|
|1980–81||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||78||35||53||88||87||6||1||3||4||9|
|1981–82||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||77||27||67||94||124||9||2||7||9||8|
|1994–95||St. Louis Blues||NHL||42||5||11||16||16||7||1||2||3||6|
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|Montreal Canadiens||2006–07||82||42||34||6||90||4th in Northeast||–||–||–||Missed playoffs|
|2007–08||82||47||25||10||104||1st in Northeast||5||7||45||W 4–3 over BOS|
L 4–1 to PHI
|2008–09||66||35||24||7||77||2nd in Northeast (93 pts.)||–||–||–||(Fired before end of season)
- "BOUDREAU WINS JACK ADAMS AWARD AS TOP COACH".
- Carbonneau, Healy, Weekes join Hockey Night in Canada
- "Guy Carbonneau se joint à RDS". RDS.ca. September 14, 2010.
- "It's 'Battle of Quebec,' Part Deux | The Star". thestar.com.
- "CARBONNEAU NAMED HEAD COACH OF CHICOUTIMI SAGUENEENS".
| Montreal Canadiens captain
with Chris Chelios, 1989–90
| Head coach of the Montreal Canadiens
| Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
| Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy