Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Guy Carbonneau
At 40, he was the oldest player in the league in 1999-2000, but he had defined himself years before as being the finest two-way player in the game, modeled after teammate and Selke Trophy winner Bob Gainey.

Carbonneau came out of the QMJHL, and stepped into a Montreal team on the downswing from a four-Cup dynasty in the late 1970s. He established himself as both a 20-goal scorer and the man who played against the other team's best player every night. During his 13 years with Montreal, he won the Cup twice, in 1986 and 1993.

In the '93 Final, the Habs faced Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings, and in game one the "Great One" had a goal and two assists and the Kings won 4-1. Carbo approached coach Jacques Demers and requested he be allowed to shadow number 99 the rest of the way. Montreal won the next four games.

He served as Montreal captain, won three Selke trophies with the team, but was traded for youth in 1994 in the form of Paul Kariya's University of Maine centreman, Jim Montgomery. Carbonneau spent one season in St. Louis before he was traded to Dallas, and there he won his third Cup in 1999.

Carbonneau played one more season with the Stars before retiring after the team lost in the 2000 Stanley Cup Final to the New Jersey Devils. After retiring during the off-season, Carbonneau joined the Montreal Canadiens as its Supervisor of Prospect Development before he was named part of the coaching staff in November of 2000. Carbonneau spent two seasons with the Canadiens before he accepted the position as the special assistant to the general manager of the Dallas Stars in the summer of 2002.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 60 9 20 29 8 4 1 0 1 0
1977-78 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 28 55 83 60
1978-79 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 72 62 79 141 47 4 2 1 3 4
1979-80 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 72 72 110 182 66 12 9 15 24 28
1979-80 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 2 1 1 2 2
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0 0
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
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 18 29 47 68 +18 3 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 24 30 54 75 +5 15 4 3 7 12
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 23 34 57 43 +28 12 4 3 7 8
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 20 36 56 57 +18 20 7 5 12 35
1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 18 27 45 68 +9 17 3 8 11 20
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 17 21 38 61 +14 11 0 4 4 2
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 26 30 56 44 +37 21 4 5 9 10
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 19 36 55 37 +21 11 2 3 5 6
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens Fr-Tour 3 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 20 24 44 63 -1 13 1 5 6 10
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 72 18 21 39 39 +2 11 1 1 2 6
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 4 13 17 20 -9 20 3 3 6 10
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 14 24 38 48 +16 7 1 3 4 4
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 5 11 16 16 +11 7 1 2 3 6
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 71 8 15 23 38 -2
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 73 5 16 21 36 +9 7 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 77 7 17 24 40 +3 16 3 1 4 6
1998-99 Dallas Stars NHL 74 4 12 16 31 -3 17 2 4 6 6
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 69 10 6 16 36 +10 23 2 4 6 12
NHL Totals 1318 260 403 663 820 231 38 55 93 161


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Frank J. Selke Trophy (1988, 1989, 1992)
Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for Jim Montgomery, August 19, 1994. Traded to Dallas by St. Louis for Paul Broten, October 2, 1995.
Officially announced his retirement, June 29, 2000.
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