Stephan Lebeau, 45, is in his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Lebeau’s most notable experience as a coach comes from two seasons as head coach for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Victoriaville Tigres.
Before his tenure with Victoriaville from 2004-2006, Lebeau’s first head coaching role was with the College Champlain Cougars of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League. After his time with the Tigres, Lebeau was head coach of the Magog Cantonniers in Quebec Midget AAA from 2006-2008, then head coach for Bishop’s College School from 2008-2013.
Before going behind the bench, Lebeau had a prolific professional playing career in the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and Swiss leagues. After a dominant junior career that saw the centre notch 271 goals and 299 assists in 270 games with the Shawinigan Cataractes, Lebeau developed as a professional in the Montreal Canadiens organization.
In his only full AHL season in 1988-1989, Lebeau set a league record for goals in a single season with 70 and finished with 134 points, which was a league record at the time and currently stands as second most all-time in a single season.
He moved on to play six full seasons in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Mighty Ducks, winning a Stanley Cup Championship in 1993 with Montreal. He then played six seasons in Switzerland, leading its top National League in assists with 47 and points with 67 in 1999-2000.