By: Hamilton Bulldogs
07/16/2013 1:53 PM -
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the appointment of Stephan Lebeau as an Assistant Coach with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
“Stephan has a wealth of knowledge as a hockey coach. His experience and ability to work with young players will be tremendous assets for our organization. We are extremely pleased to have him join our coaching staff in Hamilton”, stated Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin.
In 2012-2013, Lebeau, 45, finished his fifth season as Head Coach and Hockey Coordinator with the Bishop’s College School in Lennoxville, Quebec. Before joining the Bears in 2008-2009, Lebeau was the Head Coach of Magog, Quebec’s Midget “AAA” team for two seasons from 2006 to 2008, where he posted a record of 48-34-7 in 89 games. Prior to his tenure behind the Cantonniers’ bench, he served as Head Coach for the QMJHL Victoriaville Tigres for two seasons from 2004 to 2006.
Lebeau played 16 professional seasons, including eight in the National Hockey League. In 373 regular season games with the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks from 1988 to 1995, Lebeau recorded 277 points (118 goals, 159 assists). In six seasons with Montreal from 1988 to 1994, Lebeau amassing 243 points (104 goals, 139 assists) in 313 games and captured the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993.
Before making the jump to the NHL, Lebeau spent one season in the American Hockey League with the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1988-1989. In his first professional season Lebeau set a new franchise record for points in a season with 134 (70 goals, 64 assists) in 78 games. The Saint-Jerome, Quebec native also captured three AHL awards – the Les Cunningham Award (Most Valuable Player), the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award (Outstanding Rookie) and the John B. Sollenberger Award (Leading Scorer – Regular Season).
Prior to turning professional, Lebeau enjoyed a stellar junior career with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Shawinigan Cataractes. With 281 goals and 299 assists in 270 regular season games, Lebeau’s 580 career points are second-most Canadian Hockey League history (behind Patrice Lefebvre).
Lebeau joins Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre, Assistant Coach Donald Dufresne and Goaltending Consultant Vincent Riendeau on the Hamilton Bulldogs coaching staff.
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