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GUY CARBONNEAU (2006-2009)

Guy
Carbonneau

2006 -
Date of birth March 18th, 1960
Place of birth Sept-Iles, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 3
Seasons - NHL 3
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
TOTALS 230 124 83 0 23 271
2006-2007 82 42 34 0 6 90
2007-2008 82 47 25 0 10 104
2008-2009 66 35 24 0 7 77
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
RESULT Result
TOTALS 12 5 7  
2007-2008 12 5 7 Conference semifinals
Guy Carbonneau was officially named the 28th head coach in Canadiens history on May 5, 2006 after joining the team as an associate coach under Bob Gainey on January 14, 2006.

In his inaugural season behind the bench, the Habs missed the playoffs by a mere two points. Despite projections for a similar fate the following year, Carbonneau led his squad to first place in the Eastern Conference for the first time since the 1988-89 campaign. His work didn’t go unnoticed; Carbonneau was one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s top coach.

Under his tutelage, the Canadiens in 2008 also won their first playoff series since the 2004 season. The team also enjoyed the league’s best power play two-years running with him behind the bench.

On March 9, 2009, 66 games into the 2008-09 campaign, Carbonneau was relieved of his duties. Replaced by Bob Gainey, he left the team with 124 wins in 230 games coached.