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Carbonneau enters Canadiens Ring of Honor, gets tribute from Gretzky, Roy

Hall of Fame center became 59th Montreal player in rafters at Bell Centre

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Canadiens honor Carbonneau

OTT@MTL: Canadiens pay tribute to Guy Carbonneau

Former Canadiens player and coach Guy Carbonneau is honored in a pregame ceremony for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Guy Carbonneau capped a week's worth of celebrations with one more honor Wednesday.

Carbonneau became the 59th player added to the Canadiens Ring of Honor before the Montreal's game against the Ottawa Senators at Bell Centre.

Carbonneau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The Canadiens picked him in the second round (No. 44) of the 1979 NHL Draft, and he won two of his three career Stanley Cup championships in Montreal. 

He received a nearly two-minute standing ovation before his name and number was unveiled in Montreal's Ring of Honor. Then he dropped the puck for Montreal captain Shea Weber and Ottawa's Ron Hainsey.

"Tonight was more than I expected," Carbonneau told Sportsnet. "I started with Montreal, being drafted by the team, two years in the American [Hockey] League, 12 years with the team, having the chance to win two Stanley Cups, so I knew tonight was going to be a little more emotional. I was right."

Fellow Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky and Patrick Roy, along with ex-teammate Kirk Muller offered congratulations and memories during a highlight montage. Muller and Roy each also offered congratulations for Carbonneau's inductions.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: More love for Carbo. ������#GoHabsGo

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