Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stephane Quintal
A graduate of the QMJHL, Stephane Quintal played three years split between the Granby Bisons and the Hull Olympiques. Drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Quintal made his professional debut during the 1988-89 season. In his first season, Quintal split his time between the AHL's Maine Mariners and the Bruins.

The following season Quintal was in the NHL for keeps. During the 1991-92 season he bettered his career goals and assists marks while with the Bruins. His play attracted the attention of the St. Louis Blues, who traded for him and Craig Janney on February 7, 1992. Between the two teams, Quintal posted his first 20-point season. His stint with St. Louis lasted another full season before he was dealt to Winnipeg.

His stint with the Jets ended with an off-season trade to the Montreal Canadiens. His four seasons with Montreal culminated in a career year in 1998-99 for he reached 27 points, played in all 82 games and set a personal mark for penalty minutes. Quintal ended his four years in Montreal with a trip to the World Hockey Championship.

After Montreal Quintal had stints in New York with the Rangers and Chicago with the Blackhawks before returning to the Canadiens in the summer of 2001.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 41 1 10 11 68 9 0 5 5 27
1985-86 Granby Bisons QMJHL 67 2 17 19 152
1986-87 Granby Bisons QMJHL 67 13 41 54 178 8 0 9 9 10
1987-88 Granby Bisons QMJHL 23 7 14 21 91
1987-88 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 15 6 9 15 47 19 7 12 19 30
1987-88 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 4 2 1 3 0
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 26 0 1 1 29 -5
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 16 4 10 14 28
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 38 2 2 4 22 -11
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 37 4 16 20 27
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 45 2 6 8 89 +2 3 0 1 1 7
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 23 1 5 6 30
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 49 4 10 14 77 -8
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 0 6 6 32 -3 4 1 2 3 6
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 1 10 11 100 -6 9 0 0 0 8
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 81 8 18 26 119 -25
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 43 6 17 23 78 0
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 2 14 16 117 -4 6 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 7 15 22 100 +1 5 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 6 10 16 97 +13 9 0 2 2 4
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 8 19 27 84 -23
1998-99 Canada WC-A 10 3 2 5 4
1999-00 New York Rangers NHL 75 2 14 16 77 -10
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 72 1 18 19 60 -9
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 6 10 16 87 -7 12 1 3 4 12
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 5 5 10 70 -4
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 3 5 8 82 +10 4 0 0 0 2
2004-05 A&O Asiago Hockey Italy 10 1 2 3 4 5 2 0 2 4
NHL Totals 1037 63 180 243 1320 52 2 10 12 51


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1987) Traded to St. Louis by Boston with Craig Janney for Adam Oates, February 7, 1992. Traded to Winnipeg by St. Louis with Nelson Emerson for Phil Housley, September 24, 1993. Traded to Montreal by Winnipeg for Montreal's 2nd round pick (Jason Doig) in 1995 NHL Draft, July 8, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 13, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from NY Rangers, October 5, 2000. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for Montreal's 4th round pick (Brent MacLellan) in 2001 NHL Draft, June 23, 2001. Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal for future considerations, June 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Asiago (Italy), December 27, 2004.
Officially announced his retirement, August 22, 2005.
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