Stéphane Quintal

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Stéphane Quintal
Born (1968-10-22) October 22, 1968 (age 49)
Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
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, one of the NHL's disciplinary arms, 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 named Quintal as permanent head of the department, with the title Senior Vice President of Player Safety.[1] Quintal continued Shanahan's practice of releasing videos explaining his rulings on plays that were sent to the league office for review. However, he only narrates French-language videos for incidents involving the Canadiens or Ottawa Senators, a practice dating to when Shanahan ran the department. All other videos are narrated by a deputy, Patrick Burke.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 41 1 10 11 68 9 0 5 5 27
1985–86 Granby Bisons QMJHL 67 2 17 19 152
1986–87 Granby Bisons QMJHL 67 13 41 54 178 8 0 9 9 10
1987–88 Granby Bisons QMJHL 23 7 14 21 91
1987–88 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 15 6 9 15 47 19 7 12 19 30
1987–88 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 4 2 1 3 0
1988–89 Boston Bruins NHL 26 0 1 1 29
1988–89 Maine Mariners AHL 16 4 10 14 28
1989–90 Boston Bruins NHL 38 2 2 4 22
1989–90 Maine Mariners AHL 37 4 16 20 27
1990–91 Boston Bruins NHL 45 2 6 8 89 3 0 1 1 7
1990–91 Maine Mariners AHL 23 1 5 6 30
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 Montréal Canadiens NHL 68 2 14 16 117 6 0 1 1 6
1996–97 Montréal Canadiens NHL 71 7 15 22 100 5 0 1 1 6
1997–98 Montréal Canadiens NHL 71 6 10 16 97 9 0 2 2 4
1998–99 Montréal Canadiens NHL 82 8 19 27 84
1999–2000 New York Rangers NHL 75 2 14 16 77
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 72 1 18 19 60
2001–02 Montréal Canadiens NHL 75 6 10 16 87 12 1 3 4 12
2002–03 Montréal Canadiens NHL 67 5 5 10 70
2003–04 Montréal Canadiens NHL 73 3 5 8 82 4 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Asiago Hockey ITA 10 1 2 3 4 5 2 0 2 4
NHL totals 1037 63 180 243 1320 52 2 10 12 51

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WC 10 3 2 5 4

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 7-game suspension and returned for round two of the playoffs.[citation needed]

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