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Guy Carbonneau gets the call to the Hall

Former captain will become the 59th member of the organization to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Hockey Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that former Canadiens captain Guy Carbonneau will be among the inductees of the Class of 2019 in November.

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Drafted by the Canadiens in the third round (44th overall) in 1979, Carbonneau played his first of 12 full seasons in a Montreal uniform in 1982-83, scoring 18 goals for 47 points in his rookie campaign. (He also played two games with the big club in 1981-82.)

Carbonneau would go on to score 20 or more goals in each of the next three seasons, capping off the 1985-86 campaign by helping the Canadiens to their 23rd Stanley Cup.

The native of Sept-Iles won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward for the first time in 1987-88. Carbonneau also claimed the award in 1988-89 and 1991-92.

Carbonneau was named co-captain of the Canadiens with Chris Chelios for the 1989-90 season and took over the role himself after Chelios was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks in June 1990. Carbonneau was captain when the Habs captured their 24th Stanley Cup in 1993. He would remain in the role until he was traded to the St. Louis Blues ahead of the 1994-95 season.

After one season with the Blues, Carbonneau was dealt to the Dallas Stars where he would play out the five remaining years of his career, winning a third Cup there in 1999. When all was said and done, Carbonneau had suited up for 1,318 career NHL games, scoring 260 goals and adding 403 assists for 663 total points.

After his playing career, Carbonneau spent parts of three seasons as head coach of the Canadiens from 2006-07 to 2008-09. In 2007-08, he coached Montreal to a first-place finish in the Eastern Conference with a 104-point campaign. The Habs bowed out to the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the playoffs. Carbonneau was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as top coach that season.

Carbonneau becomes the 59th member of the Canadiens organization to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the first since Mark Recchi in 2017. The induction ceremony will be held on November 18, 2019 in Toronto.

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