Guy Carbonneau

Joseph Harry Guy Carbonneau (born March 18, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. He was also the president of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Carbonneau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2019.

Guy Carbonneau
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2019
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Carbonneau in 2018
Born (1960-03-18) March 18, 1960 (age 60)
Sept-Îles, Québec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 44th overall, 1979
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1980–2000

Playing careerEdit

Carbonneau started his hockey career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. After an impressive 182-point 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 1987–1988, 1988–1989, and 1991–1992. In 1989–1990, 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 1998–1999 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 1982–1985) 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.

Post-playing careerEdit

 
Carbonneau in 2007

In 2005, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League created the Guy Carbonneau Trophy (Trophée Guy Carbonneau), awarded annually to the player in the QMJHL judged to be the best defensive forward.

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 April 30, 2008, he was named a candidate for the Jack Adams Award awarded to the best head coach of the year, but lost by 12 points to Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.[1]

On March 9, 2009, he was fired as the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens with 16 games left. He was replaced by general manager Bob Gainey.[2]

On September 17, 2009, Carbonneau became an analyst for CBC Sports Hockey Night in Canada.[3] He left CBC after the 2009–2010 season and joined Réseau des sports as an analyst.[4] He also appeared in the first season (2010) of La série Montréal-Québec as the head coach for the Montreal team.[5]

On February 7, 2011, Carbonneau became head coach of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, the team he co-owns.[6] He resigned in July 2011.

On June 25, 2019, Carbonneau was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Awards and achievementsEdit

Award Year(s)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team 1980
Frank J. Selke Trophy 1988, 1989, 1992
Stanley Cup champion 1986, 1993 (Montreal), 1999 (Dallas)

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–1977 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 59 9 20 29 8 4 1 0 1 0
1977–1978 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 70 28 55 83 60
1978–1979 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 72 62 79 141 47 4 2 1 3 4
1979–1980 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 72 72 110 182 6 12 9 15 24 28
1979–1980 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 2 1 1 2 2
1980–1981 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1980–1981 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 78 35 53 88 87 6 1 3 4 9
1981–1982 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 77 27 67 94 124 9 2 7 9 8
1982–1983 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 18 29 47 68 3 0 0 0 2
1983–1984 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 24 30 54 75 15 4 3 7 12
1984–1985 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 23 34 57 43 12 4 3 7 8
1985–1986 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 20 36 56 57 20 7 5 12 35
1986–1987 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 18 27 45 68 17 3 8 11 20
1987–1988 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 17 21 38 61 11 0 4 4 2
1988–1989 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 26 30 56 44 21 4 5 9 10
1989–1990 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 19 36 55 37 11 2 3 5 6
1990–1991 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 20 24 44 63 13 1 5 6 10
1991–1992 Montreal Canadiens NHL 72 18 21 39 39 11 1 1 2 6
1992–1993 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 4 13 17 20 20 3 3 6 10
1993–1994 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 14 24 38 48 7 1 3 4 4
1994–1995 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 5 11 16 16 7 1 2 3 6
1995–1996 Dallas Stars NHL 71 8 15 23 38
1996–1997 Dallas Stars NHL 73 5 16 21 36 7 0 1 1 6
1997–1998 Dallas Stars NHL 77 7 17 24 40 16 3 1 4 6
1998–1999 Dallas Stars NHL 74 4 12 16 31 17 2 4 6 6
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 69 10 6 16 36 23 2 4 6 12
NHL totals 1318 260 403 663 820 231 38 55 93 161

Coaching careerEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L OTL Pts Finish W L Win % Result
Montreal Canadiens 2006–2007 82 42 34 6 90 4th in Northeast Missed playoffs
2007–2008 82 47 25 10 104 1st in Northeast 5 7 45 W 4–3 over BOS
L 4–1 to PHI
2008–2009 66 35 24 7 77 2nd in Northeast (93 pts) (Fired before end of season)
Total 230 124 83 23 271 5 7 45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BOUDREAU WINS JACK ADAMS AWARD AS TOP COACH".
  2. ^ http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=270525&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main
  3. ^ Carbonneau, Healy, Weekes join Hockey Night in Canada
  4. ^ "Guy Carbonneau se joint à RDS". RDS.ca. September 14, 2010.
  5. ^ "It's 'Battle of Quebec,' Part Deux | The Star". Toronto Star.
  6. ^ "CARBONNEAU NAMED HEAD COACH OF CHICOUTIMI SAGUENEENS".

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Bob Gainey
Montreal Canadiens captain
19891994
with Chris Chelios, 1989–1990
Succeeded by
Kirk Muller
Preceded by
Bob Gainey
Interim
Head coach of the Montreal Canadiens
20062009
Succeeded by
Bob Gainey
Interim
Preceded by
Dave Poulin
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
1988
1989
Succeeded by
Rick Meagher
Preceded by
Dirk Graham
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
1992
Succeeded by
Doug Gilmour