Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Juneau
Born in Pont Rouge, Quebec, Joe Juneau enjoyed four strong years with the ECAC's RPI Engineers. The Boston Bruins chose him 81st overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman year. In 1989-90 he led the ECAC in assists and was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team. The next year he was placed on the ECAC Second All-Star Team and NCAA East Second All-American Team. Juneau also suited up for a handful of games both years with the Canadian National Team. After graduating in 1991 he committed to the national squad for a year and scored 69 points in 60 exhibition games then 15 points in eight games at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics helping Canada capture the silver medal.

Juneau joined the Bruins after the Olympics and scored 19 points in 14 games while helping the club reach the Stanley Cup semi-finals. The 1992-93 season was his first real test in the NHL's long season and he responded with 102 points and was runner-up in Calder Trophy voting while earning a place on the NHL All-Rookie Team. His 70 assists and 102 points were both new records for a Boston rookie.

He was off to a good start in 1993-94 with 72 points in the first 63 games then was traded to the Washington Capitals for hard-shooting defenceman Al Iafrate. His regular season point production dropped with the Caps but he became a more versatile player. In 1998 he scored 17 points in 21 playoff games, including two overtime winners, to help the Caps reach the Stanley Cup finals for first time in franchise history.

Juneau was traded to Buffalo late in 1998-99 and scored eleven points in 20 playoff games to help team reach the finals for the first time in 24 years. He was a solid two-way player for the defensively oriented Ottawa Senators in 1999-00 and helped the club register 95 points in the regular season. In the off-season he was temporarily selected by the expansion Minnesota Wild then shipped to the Phoenix Coyotes. Prior to the 2001-02 season he returned to his roots and signed with the Montreal Canadiens. Juneau went on to play three seasons in Montreal registering 73 points (19-54-73) before announcing his retirement following Montreal's playoff exit to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.

Joe Juneau played 828 games in the NHL, finishing his career with 572 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 30 3 7 10 24 12 3 11 14 4
1984-85 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 41 25 46 71 60 13 9 15 24 20
1985-86 Levis-Lauzon College CEGEP 44 21 47 68
1986-87 Levis-Lauzon College CEGEP 38 27 57 84
1987-88 RPI Engineers ECAC 31 16 29 45 18
1988-89 RPI Engineers ECAC 30 12 23 35 40
1989-90 RPI Engineers ECAC 34 18 52 70 31
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 3 0 2 2 4
1990-91 RPI Engineers ECAC 29 23 40 63 68
1990-91 Canada Nat-Tm 7 2 3 5 0
1991-92 Canada Nat-Tm 60 20 49 69 35
1991-92 Canada Olympics 8 6 9 15 4
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 14 5 14 19 4 +6 15 4 8 12 21
1992-93 Boston Bruins NHL 84 32 70 102 33 +23 4 2 4 6 6
1993-94 Boston Bruins NHL 63 14 58 72 35 +11
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 11 5 8 13 6 0 11 4 5 9 6
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 44 5 38 43 8 -1 7 2 6 8 2
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 80 14 50 64 30 -3 5 0 7 7 6
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 58 15 27 42 8 -11
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 56 9 22 31 26 -8 21 7 10 17 8
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 63 14 27 41 20 -3
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 9 1 1 2 2 -1 20 3 8 11 10
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 13 24 37 22 +3 6 2 1 3 0
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 10 23 33 28 -2
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 8 28 36 10 -3 12 1 4 5 6
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 72 6 16 22 20 -10
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 5 10 15 20 -4 11 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 828 156 416 572 272 112 25 54 79 69


NCAA East First All-American Team (1990)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1991)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1991)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1993)
Traded to Washington by Boston for Al Iafrate, March 21, 1994. Traded to Buffalo by Washington with Washington's 3rd round pick (Tim Preston) in 1999 NHL Draft for Alexei Tezikov and Buffalo's 4th round compensatory pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Levente Szuper) in 2000 NHL Draft, March 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, October 25, 1999. Claimed by Minnesota from Ottawa in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Phoenix by Minnesota for the rights to Rickard Wallin, June 23, 2000. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix for future considerations, June 15, 2001.
Officially announced his retirement, May 1, 2004.
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