Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rene Corbet
The name Rene Corbet first came to prominence in 1989-90 when he played midget hockey with the Richelieu Regents of the Quebec AAA and won the scoring championship with 116 points in 42 games. He then helped his team win the prestigious Air Canada Cup

As a 17-year-old major junior rookie, Rene Corbet scored 25 goals and 65 points with the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs and was subsequently selected in the second round, 24th overall by the Quebec Nordiques, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Corbet played another two seasons of junior hockey and in 1992-93 put together an impressive 143-point season, on 79 goals and 69 assists. He got his first chance at playing in the NHL the following season, playing nine games and scoring a goal and an assist. Corbet played another eight games for the Nords the next year before he followed the franchise in its move to Denver, Colorado where the team was re-named the Avalanche. In their first year in Denver, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, beating the Florida Panthers in four-straight games in the championship round.

In 1996-97, Corbet joined the NHL ranks full-time and helped the Avalanche win the Presidents' Trophy. In 76 games, he scored 27 points and posted a +14 rating. In the playoffs, he scored four points as the Avalanche reached the Western Conference finals where they lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings. In 1997-98, Corbet scored 28 points in 68 games as the Avalanche won the Pacific Division title. In 1998-99, Corbet was traded with Wade Belak, Robyn Regehr, and a draft pick to the Calgary Flames for Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman. In 73 games between the two teams, he scored a career-high 31 points. In 1999-2000, he was traded on March 14 with Tyler Moss to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Brad Werenka.

In 2000-01, Corbet scored 17 points in 43 games and helped the Penguins reach the Eastern Conference finals in the playoffs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 3 0 1 1 2
1989-90 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 42 53 63 116 34 4 4 3 7 4
1990-91 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 45 25 40 65 34 14 11 6 17 15
1990-91 Drummondville Voltigeurs M-Cup 4 1 2 3 0
1991-92 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 56 46 50 96 90 4 1 2 3 17
1992-93 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 63 79 69 148 143 10 7 13 20 16
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 9 1 1 2 0 +1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 68 37 40 77 56 13 7 2 9 18
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 65 33 24 57 79 12 2 8 10 27
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 8 0 3 3 2 +3 2 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 33 3 6 9 33 +10 8 3 2 5 2
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 9 5 6 11 10
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 12 15 27 67 +14 17 2 2 4 27
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 16 12 28 133 +8 2 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 53 8 14 22 58 +3
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 20 5 4 9 10 -2
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 48 4 10 14 60 -7
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 4 1 0 1 0 -4 7 1 1 2 9
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 8 9 17 57 -3 17 1 0 1 12
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 32 17 9 26 32 2 0 2 2 0
2002-03 Adler Mannheim Germany 29 4 8 12 49 8 2 1 3 30
2003-04 Adler Mannheim Germany 44 22 17 39 78 6 1 2 3 24
2004-05 Adler Mannheim Germany 48 19 19 38 121 14 11 3 14 22
2005-06 Adler Mannheim Germany 21 11 10 21 48
2006-07 Adler Mannheim Germany 51 25 17 42 80 11 4 6 10 32
2007-08 Adler Mannheim Germany 43 15 20 35 118 5 0 1 1 10
2008-09 Adler Mannheim Germany 46 17 15 32 96 9 2 5 7 8
NHL Totals 362 58 74 132 420 53 7 6 13 52


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1991)
QMJHL - Offensive Rookie of the Year) (1991)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1993)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1993)
Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1994)
Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with Wade Belak, Robyn Regehr and Colorado's 2nd round compensatory pick (Jarret Stoll) in 2000 NHL Draft for Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman, February 28, 1999. Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary with Tyler Moss for Brad Werenka, March 14, 2000.
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