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KIRK MULLER (1991-1995)

Kirk
Muller

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 205lbs
Height 6'0"
Date of birth February 8th, 1966
Place of birth Kingston, ON, CAN
Seasons - MTL 4
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 267 104 143 247 1 292
1991-1992 78 36 41 77 15 86
1992-1993 80 37 57 94 8 77
1993-1994 76 23 34 57 -1 96
1994-1995 33 8 11 19 -21 33
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 38 20 12 32 3 53
1991-1992 11 4 3 7 -1 31
1992-1993 20 10 7 17 4 18
1993-1994 7 6 2 8 0 4

ONE YEAR AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN MONTREAL, KIRK MULLER – LATER REFERRED TO AS “CAPTAIN KIRK” – WAS ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS IN THE 1993 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP.

A gifted passer and excellent playmaker, Kirk Muller quickly became a Canadiens fan favorite when he arrived in Montreal in 1991. A key contributor to the 1993 Stanley Cup championship, Muller earned the nickname “Captain Kirk” in 1994 when the “C” was sewn onto his jersey after Guy Carbonneau’s departure.

Following an outstanding junior career, Muller was drafted second overall – right after Mario Lemieux – by the New Jersey Devils in the 1984 entry draft. He immediately made his presence felt and was named captain of the Devils by age 21.

Canadiens general manager Serge Savard knew just what kind of player he was acquiring when he traded Stephane Richer and Tom Chorske to New Jersey for Muller and Roland Melanson on September 20, 1991. Muller lived up to expectations with 36 goals and 77 points, leading the team in scoring.

The 1992-93 season will no doubt remain etched in his memory as one of the best of his career. He won the Molson Cup with an outstanding season in which he produced a career-high 94 points, including 37 goals. He also dazzled with a clutch performance in the playoffs, contributing three game-winning goals. He was a huge part of the Canadiens victory over Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, scoring the Cup-clinching goal in the fifth and deciding game.

In 1995, he was traded to the New York Islanders in the deal that brought Pierre Turgeon to Montreal. Muller had 247 points in 267 games with the Habs, including 104 goals.

He subsequently played for Toronto, Florida and Dallas before announcing his retirement on September 2, 2003.

Muller took part in six All-Star games over the course of his NHL career, including the 1993 game at the Montreal Forum alongside teammate, Patrick Roy.

After spending one season behind the bench as head coach of the Queens University Golden Gaels, he rejoined the Canadiens family in 2006 as an assistant coach on the staff with his good friend and Habs’ head coach, Carbonneau.

Kirk Muller is now head-coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.