|Joel Norman Quenneville
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 9.15.58 Windsor, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs with Lanny McDonald for Wilf Paiement and
Pat Hickey, 12.29.79
How he left: Traded to the Calgary Flames with Steve Tambellini for Mel Bridgman and Phil Russell,
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
As a player for the Windsor Spitfires, Quenneville was a top flight offensive player, but was also a very good player in
his own zone capable of playing physical. As a pro, he focused more on his defensive play, but was still a capable top
4 to top 6 defenseman.
The trade to Calgary would have been a push if he stayed put, but weeks later, he would be traded to the Hartford
Whalers, and the Flames, despite getting a good goal scorer in Steve Tambellini, lost the trade because of this second
move. Q had a very long, solid stint with the Whalers.
He would play a handful of games with the Washington Capitals before finishing his playing career in the AHL.
He became a coach with the St. John's Maple Leafs after he finished his playing days with them, then joined the
Springfield Indians' staff. He broke into the NHL as a coach joining the Quebec Nordiques' staff in 1994. He was part
of the staff when the team became the Colorado Avalanche and stay there until 1997, when he got his first shot as a
head coach with the St. Louis Blues.
He would bring them to one of the elite in the league, winning the President's Trophy and the Jack Adams Trophy in
2000 and a playoff berth every year he was there. He didn't finish the 2003-04 season, though, with Blues' management
sensing the playoffs slipping away.
He returned to the Avs to be their bench boss and lead them to the playoffs in 2 out of the 3 seasons. And he's doing his
thing again with the Chicago Blackhawks, replacing Denis Savard in 08-09 after just 4 games and bringing in a 100+
point season, followed by the Cup championship in '10, and having won 2 more since.
|Entry Draft: 1978 Second Round Pick (21st overall) by the
Toronto Maple Leafs