Guest JL Posted September 30, 2007 Report Share Posted September 30, 2007 Bob Gainey Position: Executive Vice President and General Manager Born in Peterborough on December 13, 1953, Bob Gainey became the 15th General Manager in the history of the Montreal Canadiens on June 2, 2003. On January 14, 2006, he took over as interim head coach of the Canadiens before handling the coaching duties to Guy Carbonneau on May 5, 2006. Called by Russian hockey pioneer Anatoli Tarasov the world's most complete hockey player, Gainey played his entire NHL career with the Canadiens from 1973 to 1989, and was the team captain for his last eight seasons. His resume includes five Stanley Cup championships (1975 to 1979 and 1985-86) and seven Prince of Wales Conference championships. A four-time All Star team selection, Gainey also won the Frank Selke Trophy for four consecutive years, from 1978 to 1981, more than any other NHL player. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Playoffs Most Valuable Player in 1979. Following his playing career, Gainey began coaching the ÃƒÂ©pinal hockey team, in France, before joining the Minnesota North Stars as Head Coach in 1990. That same year, he guided the North Stars to the Stanley Cup finals. He was the Stars' Head Coach and General Manager from 1992 to 1996. During that period, he managed the team's move from Minnesota to Dallas. From 1996 to 2002, as the Stars' General Manager, Gainey led his team to one Stanley Cup Championship (1999), five consecutive Division Championships (from 1996 to 2001), and two Presidents' Trophies awarded to the team with the NHL's best regular season record (1998 and 1999). At the international level, Gainey was Assistant General Manager of the 1996 Canadian Team at the World Cup of Hockey, and also acted as one of the three general managers of the Canadian Olympic team at the Nagano Olympic games in 1998. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. Bob Gainey is a member of the NHL Competitive Rules Committee since 2005. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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