Stéphane Quintal

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Stéphane Quintal
Born (1968-10-22) October 22, 1968 (age 46)
Boucherville, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for AHL
Maine Mariners
NHL
Boston Bruins
St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Serie A
HC Asiago
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1987
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1988–2005

Stéphane Yvon Quintal (born October 22, 1968) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Player Safety for the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Quintal played 16 NHL seasons before retiring in August 2005. He was the only member of the Canadiens never to miss a game in 1998–99. He had been the last player to wear number 5 before the Canadiens retired it in honour of Bernard "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion. He retired in 2004.

Quintal joined the Department of Player Safety, the NHL's disciplinary arm, at its creation at the opening of the 2011-12 NHL season. The head of the department was initially Brendan Shanahan, who left his position after the completion of the 2013-14 regular season to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. At the time, Quintal became the head of the Department of Player Safety on an interim basis. On September 8, 2014, the NHL announced that Quintal's position would be permanent and that he would carry the title Senior Vice President of Player Safety.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1985-86  Granby Bisons               QMJHL  67    2   17   19  144  --  --  --  --  --
1986-87  Granby Bisons               QMJHL  67   13   41   54  178   8   0   9   9  10
1987-88  Hull Olympiques             QMJHL  38   13   23   36  138  19   7  12  19  30
1988-89  Maine Mariners              AHL    16    4   10   14   28  --  --  --  --  --
1988-89  Boston Bruins               NHL    26    0    1    1   29  --  --  --  --  --
1989-90  Maine Mariners              AHL    37    4   16   20   27  --  --  --  --  --
1989-90  Boston Bruins               NHL    38    2    2    4   22  --  --  --  --  --
1990-91  Maine Mariners              AHL    23    1    5    6   30  --  --  --  --  --
1990-91  Boston Bruins               NHL    45    2    6    8   89   3   0   1   1   7
1991-92  Boston Bruins               NHL    49    4   10   14   77  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  St. Louis Blues             NHL    26    0    6    6   32   4   1   2   3   6
1992-93  St. Louis Blues             NHL    75    1   10   11  100   9   0   0   0   8
1993-94  Winnipeg Jets               NHL    81    8   18   26  119  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Winnipeg Jets               NHL    43    6   17   23   78  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    68    2   14   16  117   6   0   1   1   6
1996-97  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    71    7   15   22  100   5   0   1   1   6
1997-98  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    71    6   10   16   97   9   0   2   2   4
1998-99  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    82    8   19   27   84  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  New York Rangers            NHL    75    2   14   16   77  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    72    1   18   19   60  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    75    6   10   16   87  12   1   3   4  12
2002-03  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    67    5    5   10   70  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    73    3    5    8   82   4   0   0   0   2
2004-05  Asiago HC                   Italy  10    1    2    3    4
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         NHL Totals                       1037   63  180  243 1320  52   2  10  12  51

Director of Player Safety[edit]

After taking over the job from Brendan Shanahan on April 11, 2014, Quintal was quickly faced with a repeat offender in the form of Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke. Cooke had kneed Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during round one of the 2014 playoffs, ending his season. Cooke received a mere 7 game suspension and returned for round two of the playoffs. Numerous NHL commentators, such as Don Cherry, were outraged at the shortness of the suspension, citing longer suspensions against repeat offenders such as Raffi Torres.

Transactions[edit]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • QMJHL First All-Star Team (1987)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quintal to lead NHL Department of Player Safety". NHL.com. September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Glen Wesley
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1987
Succeeded by
Robert Cimetta