René Corbet

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René Corbet
Born (1973-06-25) June 25, 1973 (age 41)
Victoriaville, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Calgary Flames
Pittsburgh Penguins
Adler Mannheim
Frisk Tigers
NHL Draft 24th overall, 1991
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1993–2011

René Corbet (born June 25, 1973) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League with the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Playing career[edit]

Corbet was drafted in the second round (24th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. A highly touted prospect, Corbet was a prolific scorer in the QMJHL with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, winning the Jean Béliveau Trophy in his final season in 1992–93.

Corbet made his professional debut in 1993–94 and played 9 games with the Nordiques, scoring a goal and an assist. Corbet played primarily for the Nords AHL affiliate, the Cornwall Aces, and won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award but managed a further 8 games with Quebec in its final season.

Following the Franchise to Denver, Corbet won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in its inaugural season in 1995-96. Rene established himself the following season with the Presidents' Trophy winning Avalanche in 1996-97 posting 27 points in 76 games. During his fourth season on the Avalanche in 1998–99 Corbet was traded, along with Wade Belak and Robyn Regehr, to the Calgary Flames for Theoren Fleury and Chris Dingman on February 28, 1999.[1] Rene recorded a career-high 31 points to finish the season with the Flames.

Unable to replicate the scoring pace from his junior career, Corbet settled into a checking line role and after only 48 games with the Flames in the 1999–2000 season, Corbet was again traded, along with Tyler Moss to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Brad Werenka on March 14, 2000.

Rene, a free agent, re-signed to one-year deal with the Penguins for the 2000–01 season.[2] Corbet was besieged with injuries, missing half the year but returned to help the Pittsburgh to the Conference finals before moving to Germany in 2001 to join Adler Mannheim of the DEL. Corbet played with Mannheim for the next eight years, leaving the team as the Franchise leader in goals (130) and Captaining the team to the German Championship in 2007 and two cups.[3]

On October 26, 2009, he signed with Norwegian team Frisk Tigers of the GET-ligaen for the 2009–10 season.[4] He signed a one-year extension prior to the 2010-11 season and announced his retirement at the conclusion of the year.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 45 25 40 65 34 14 11 6 17 15
1991–92 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 56 46 50 96 90 4 1 2 3 17
1992–93 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 63 79 69 148 143 10 7 13 20 16
1993–94 Cornwall Aces AHL 68 37 40 77 56 13 7 2 9 18
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 9 1 1 2 0
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 65 33 24 57 79 12 2 8 10 27
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 8 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 1 0
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 9 5 6 11 10
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 33 3 6 9 33 8 3 2 5 2
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 12 15 27 67 17 2 2 4 27
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 16 12 28 133 2 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 53 8 14 22 58
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 20 5 4 9 10
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 48 4 10 14 60
1999–00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 4 1 0 1 0 7 1 1 2 9
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 8 9 17 57 17 1 0 1 12
2001–02 Adler Mannheim DEL 32 17 9 26 32 2 0 2 2 0
2002–03 Alder Mannheim DEL 29 4 8 12 49 8 2 1 3 30
2003–04 Adler Mannheim DEL 44 22 17 39 78 6 1 2 3 24
2004–05 Adler Mannheim DEL 48 19 19 38 121 14 11 3 14 22
2005–06 Adler Mannheim DEL 21 11 10 21 48
2006–07 Adler Mannheim DEL 51 25 17 42 80 11 4 6 10 32
2007–08 Adler Mannheim DEL 43 15 20 35 118 5 0 1 1 10
2008–09 Adler Mannheim DEL 46 17 15 32 96 9 2 5 7 8
2009–10 Frisk Tigers GET 34 16 24 40 53
2010–11 Frisk Tigers GET 38 25 18 43 95 5 2 3 5 2
NHL totals 362 58 74 132 420 53 7 6 13 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ Board, Mike (1999-03-01). "Fleury's gone to Colorado". Calgary Herald. p. A1. 
  2. ^ "Free Agents:Who has signed where". ESPN. 2000-08-03. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Break is completed -Adler set the course for the future" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Rene Corbet to play for Frisk Tigers!" (in Norweigen). Frisk Tigers. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 

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