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Montreal Mystique Interviews Guy Carbonneau

November 30, 2009, by Homme De Sept-Iles

When Guy Carbonneau lifted the Stanley Cup championship trophy in the spring of 1999 with the NHL Dallas Stars, the moment was poignant for Montreal supporters. Another Canadien icon had succeeded somewhere else. He should have been ours.

Captain, Coach, Champion. Honest, forthright, outspoken, dry. Defensive specialist, young scoring phenom, end-of career champagne-sipper.

Guy Carbonneau played 18 NHL seasons, winning the Stanley Cup twice with the Montreal Canadiens, once with the Dallas Stars. He earned the Frank Selke trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward three times.

Montreal Mystique’s chat with the Montreal Canadiens’ icon included shadowing Wayne Gretzky in the 1993 Stanley Cup Final, his early days with the Montreal Canadiens and his recent experiences as the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

Carbonneau remains honest, often candid and always a gentleman. His current role as analyst with CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) sees the 49-year old native of Sept-Iles, Quebec providing the same honest feedback for television viewers. Though his dismissal from the struggling Montreal Canadiens in March of 2009 remains a surprise, it is likely that Carbonneau will be back in a coaching role in the NHL again. And soon.

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Carbonneau Facts

Position: C (Centre)
Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175
Born: March 18, 1960 in Sept-Iles, Quebec

Stanley Cups: 1986, 1993, 1999 (Dallas)
NHL Reg Season Scoring: GP: 1318, G: 260, A: 403, PTS: 663
NHL Playoff Scoring: GP: 231, G: 38, A: 55, PTS: 93
Frank Selke Trophy-Winner: 1987-88, 88-89, 91-92
Assistant Coach: 2001-02, 05-06
Head Coach: 2005-06 , 06-07, 07-08, 08-09

Currently an analyst with CBC’s famed Hockey Night in Canada team.

Extended Guy Carbonneau Statistics at hockeyreference.com

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