Drafted in the 3rd round by Montreal in 1979, Guy Carbonneau would spend another year in junior and then two years in the minors before making the roster of the legendary Canadiens. Part of that team’s rebuilding after an unusual gap between Cups, Carbonneau earned 47 points and was plus-18 in his rookie season. His two Cups in 13 seasons with Montreal were a direct result of his leadership and his incredible two-way play. In fact, he single-handedly shut down Wayne Gretzky in the 1993 Stanley Cup finals. He won three Selke trophies before being traded to St. Louis. After only one season there, he moved to the Dallas Stars, where he won a third cup in 1999. He spent five seasons in Texas but then returned to Montreal, this time in the front office. After Bob Gainey became GM in 2003, he made sure that Carbonneau, his old wingman, was behind the bench. In 2006, he became the Head Coach of his beloved Canadiens, a position he held until 2009.
Canadian ice hockey player Guy Carbonneau of the Montreal Canadiens on the ice during a game, February 1983. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)