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Bob Gainey

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Robert Michael "Bob" Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: The Electric City Map of Ontario with Peterborough indicated with a red dot Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Peterborough County Established 1819 - Scotts Plains Incorporated as town 1850 - Peterborough Incorporated as city July 1, 1905 Mayor Sylvia Sutherland MP Dean Del Mastro (CPC) MPP Jeff Leal (OLP... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ...

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Early years

From 1970 to 1973 Bob had his junior start with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. The Peterborough Petes is an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ...


Professional years

A defensive specialist, Gainey played with the Montreal Canadiens from 1972-73 to 1988-89, winning four consecutive Frank J. Selke Trophies, awarded to the league's best defensive forward and seven Stanley Cups. In 1973, Gainey was drafted into both the WHA and the NHL. The Montreal Canadiens had selected him in the first round, 8th overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft and the Minnesota Fighting Saints had also drafted him in the first round, 7th overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft. Gainey never played in the WHA as he spent his entire career playing for the Canadiens in the NHL. He was team captain of the Canadiens from 1981 until his retirement in 1989. The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ... Regular Season * November 9, Johnny Bucyk notches his 1,000th career point. ... Regular Season Final standings Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points ... Selke Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... NHL redirects here. ... 1973 DRAFT HISTORY The 11th NHL Amateur Draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15th, 1973 at Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. ... The Minnesota Fighting Saints were a professional ice hockey team that played in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The 1973 WHA Amateur Draft was the first Draft for the World Hockey Association. ...


In total, he played in 1160 regular season games, scored 239 goals, and registered 263 assists. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. For the majority of his career he was regarded by many in the Soviet Union hockey system as the greatest hockey player ever. Bob Gainey was described as the world's best all-around player by legendary Soviet national team coach Viktor Tikhonov. The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at the corner of Front & Yonge in downtown Toronto The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and... See also: 1991 in sports, other events of 1992, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... Victor Vasilevich Tikhonov (Russian: , born June 04, 1930) is a prominent Russian ice hockey player and coach. ...


In 1998, he was ranked number 86 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Hockey News is a hockey resource magazine. ...


Career Statistics

 Regular Season Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM 1971-72 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 4 2 1 3 33 1972-73 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 52 22 21 43 99 1973-74 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 3 7 10 34 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 6 2 5 7 4 1974-75 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 17 20 37 49 1975-76 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 15 13 28 57 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 14 19 33 41 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 15 16 31 57 1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 20 18 38 44 1979-80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 14 19 33 32 1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 23 24 47 36 1981-82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 21 24 45 24 1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 12 18 30 43 1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 17 22 39 41 1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 19 13 32 40 1985-86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 20 23 43 20 1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 8 8 16 19 1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 78 11 11 22 14 1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 49 10 7 17 34 NHL Totals 1139 239 262 501 585 

Post hockey playing years

After his retirement, Gainey moved to France where he was player/coach for the Epinal Écureuil. Gainey returned to North American a year later and became head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1990-91, guiding his team to the sixth game of the Stanley Cup finals in his first season. In January 1992, Gainey also was named general manager. In 1993, after the franchise relocated to Dallas, he stepped down as head coach to focus solely on his general manager duties. Gainey turned the franchise into the powerhouse it was and still is today by acquiring players such as Joe Nieuwendyk, Brett Hull, Ed Belfour, and Derian Hatcher. The team won the Presidents' Trophy in 1998 and 1999. Dallas won the Stanley Cup in 1999. The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Joe Nieuwendyk at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... Brett Andrew Hull (born August 9, 1964 in Belleville, Ontario) is a former NHL player, and the son of legendary player Bobby Hull. ... Edward John Belfour (born April 21, 1965 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada) is an NHL goalie who currently is a Free Agent. ... Derian Hatcher (born June 4, 1972 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League to the team which finished with the best record in the entire league during the regular season. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


On June 21, 1995, Bob's wife Cathy lost her five year battle with brain cancer. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis. ...


In 1997, as Stars general manager, Bob drafted his son Steven 77th overall in the annual NHL Entry Draft. Steve Gainey currently plays in the Phoenix Coyotes organization, playing 20 games for them in the 2005-06 NHL season. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // History The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at... Steve Gainey (born January 26, 1979 in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey left winger/center who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. He is the son of current Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


Along with Bobby Clarke and Pierre Gauthier, Bob was given the responsibility of selecting Canada's men's ice hockey squad for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Robert Earle Bobby Clarke OC (born August 13, 1949 in Flin Flon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and former general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Categories: Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...


Gainey became general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in May 2003 turning the Canadiens into a playoff contender. On January 13, 2006, Gainey fired Canadiens' head coach Claude Julien and stepped in as head coach on an interim basis. At the same time, Gainey hired Guy Carbonneau to work as an associate coach, handing the coaching reigns over to him for the 2006-2007 season. On July 24 2006, Montreal Canadiens president Pierre Boivin extended Bob's contract to 2009-2010. The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for May, 2003. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Claude Julien (born April 23, 1960 in Blind River, Ontario, Canada) is a former National Hockey League defenceman and is the current head coach of the New Jersey Devils. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ... Pierre Boivin (born October 28, 1953) is a French Canadian businessman and current president of the Montreal Canadiens since September 2, 1999, succeeding Ronald Corey. ...


On December 8th, 2006, Gainey's 25 year-old daughter Laura went missing when she was swept overboard while sailing in the North Atlantic. Gainey temporarily passed his GM duties on to assistant manager Pierre Gauthier while awaiting word on Laura. She was sailing on the barque Picton Castle, a sail-training ship based out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada destined for Grenada. Gainey, a professional crew member with the rank of leading seaman, was swept off the boat during a storm around 9:30 p.m. Spokespeople expect she could survive for about 36 hours before hypothermia would set in. Look up Atlantic Ocean in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A barc is a type of sailing vessel. ... Picton Castle is a barque employed in sail training. ... Lunenburg is the name of several places: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (town), Canada Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (municipal district), Canada Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada Lunenburg, Germany (aka Lüneburg) Lunenburg, Arkansas, United States of America Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States of America Lunenburg, Vermont, United States of America Lunenburg, Virginia, United States... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages none (English, French, Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area...


See also

Preceded by:
New Award
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Succeeded by:
Steve Kasper
Preceded by:
Larry Robinson
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1979
Succeeded by:
Bryan Trottier
Preceded by:
Serge Savard
Montreal Canadiens Captains
1981 - 89
Succeeded by:
Guy Carbonneau
Chris Chelios
Preceded by:
Pierre Page
Head Coaches of the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars
1990-95
Succeeded by:
Ken Hitchcock
Preceded by:
Bobby Clarke
General Managers of the Dallas Stars
1992-2002
Succeeded by:
Doug Armstrong
Preceded by:
Andre Savard
General Managers of the Montreal Canadiens
2003 - Present
Succeeded by:
incumbent
Preceded by:
Claude Julien
Head Coaches of the Montreal Canadiens
2006 (interim)
Succeeded by:
Guy Carbonneau

  Results from FactBites:
 
Legends of Hockey - Spotlight - One on One with Bob Gainey (2411 words)
Gainey joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1973-74, and was slowly integrated into a team that became a dynasty during the 1970's.
Gainey and the Canadiens won yet another championship in 1986, this time with Bob wearing the captain's 'C.' But by that junction, Gainey was into his thirteenth NHL season, all in the bleu, blanc et rouge of Les Canadiens.
Bob moved with the team to Dallas and was the man responsible for building the club into one of the NHL's elite teams.
Bob Gainey at AllExperts (560 words)
Robert Michael "Bob" Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens.
Gainey turned the franchise into the powerhouse it was and still is today by acquiring players such as Joe Nieuwendyk, Brett Hull, Ed Belfour, and Derian Hatcher.
Gainey became general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in May 2003 turning the Canadiens into a playoff contender.
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