DALLAS STARS 20TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM PLAYER PROFILE: Guy Carbonneau
The next selection for the Dallas Stars' 20th Anniversary Team is Center, Guy Carbonneau.
Guy Carbonneau started his hockey career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. After spending 1976-80 with the Saguenéens, Carbonneau posted an impressive 182 points season in '79-80, and was drafted 44th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. His strong play as a defensive forward helped the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup championship in 1985–86. In 1989–90, he was named the captain of the Canadiens, and led them to another Stanley Cup win in 1992–93 against Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings. On August 19, 1994, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jim Montgomery. He played there for one season before moving to the Dallas Stars. Carbonneau would spend the final 5 seasons ('95-00) of his career in Dallas, He won his third Stanley Cup when the Stars beat the Buffalo Sabre’s in 1998-99. The next season, Carbonneau and the Stars reached the Stanley Cup Finals again but this time they lost to the New Jersey Devils. Carbonneau would retire shortly after.
Carbonneau was once considered one of the more popular Canadiens; fans chanted "Guy, Guy, Guy!" whenever he touched the puck. He was also one of the most admired Dallas Stars players, and he took the ceremonial opening faceoff for the Stars when they played the Canadiens at the last game at the Montreal Forum. Carbonneau ended his Career with many accolades... He was selected for the 2nd QMJHL All-Star Team in 1980, He was a three time Stanley Cup Winner ('86, '93, '99), and was the Frank J Selke Trophy winner in 1988, '89, & '92. The Frank J Selke Trophy is given to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game.