|Date of birth||August 24, 1968|
|place of birth||Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue , Québec , Canada|
|NHL Entry Draft||
1986 , 2nd lap, 27th position
Canadiens de Montréal
|1985-1988||Olympiques de Hull|
|1988-1990||Canadiens de Sherbrooke|
|1990-2001||Canadiens de Montréal|
Joseph Jean Luc Benoît Brunet (born August 24, 1968 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue , Québec ) is a former Canadian ice hockey player who played 593 games for the Canadiens de Montréal , Dallas Stars, between 1985 and 2002 and Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League on the left winger position . In the service of the Canadiens de Montréal Brunet won the Stanley Cup in 1993 and thus celebrated his greatest career success.
Brunet completed an outstanding junior career between 1985 and 1988 at the Olympiques de Hull in the Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec . In his rookie season , after which he was selected in the second round in the second round of the Canadiens de Montréal from the National Hockey League in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft , he collected 89 scorer points in 86 missions and won the championship with the team the LHJMQ in the form of the Coupe du Président . In the following two years, the striker increased to 122 and then 156 season points. He went into his third and final junior year as team captain and led the team to their second championship title within three years.
For the 1988/89 season Brunet was finally taken under contract by the Canadiens de Montréal. They put the French-Canadian on their farm team in the American Hockey League , the Canadiens de Sherbrooke , for the next two years . There he formed in his first year, in which he also made his debut in the NHL, an attacking duo with Stéphan Lebeau . Both made it with well over 100 points among the top three players in the scorer ranking and were thus primarily responsible for Sherbrooke finishing the regular season as the team with the highest points. Nevertheless, the team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs ; Brunet and Lebeau, however, were appointed to the AHL First All-Star Team . From his third professional year, Brunet commuted for two seasons between the NHL squad Montréals and that of the new AHL farm team Fredericton Canadiens , before he finally managed to establish himself in the National Hockey League for the 1992/93 season . In that game year he won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens and was henceforth an integral part of the team for the following eight game years, which was able to contribute between 25 and 30 scorer points with an optimal season. In contrast to his time as a junior player, which was characterized by his offensive qualities, Brunet managed to make a name for himself over the years as a primarily defensive striker.
After a 2000/01 season marked by injuries , Brunet was transferred to the Dallas Stars in the first third of the following season together with the Czech Martin Ručínský , who in return gave Donald Audette and Shaun Van Allen to the French-Canadian metropolis. In Dallas, however, the Canadian only spent four months and played 32 games as he was again part of a transfer deal. In exchange for a six- round suffrage in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft , Brunet moved to the Canadian capital for the Ottawa Senators . There he ended the season and announced the end of his active career in October 2002 at the age of 34.
Subsequently, after a break of several years, he worked for the French-speaking Canadian television station Réseau des sports (RDS) as an expert on its broadcasts of NHL games.
Achievements and Awards
|1985/86||Olympiques de Hull||LHJMQ||71||33||37||70||81||15th||5||14th||19th||33|
|1986||Olympiques de Hull||Memorial Cup||5||1||2||3||2|
|1986/87||Olympiques de Hull||LHJMQ||60||43||67||110||105||6th||7th||5||12||8th|
|1987/88||Olympiques de Hull||LHJMQ||62||54||89||143||131||10||3||10||13||11|
|1988||Olympiques de Hull||Memorial Cup||4th||1||3||4th||0|
|1988/89||Canadiens de Sherbrooke||AHL||73||41||76||117||95||6th||2||0||2||4th|
|1988/89||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||2||0||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-|
|1989/90||Canadiens de Sherbrooke||AHL||72||32||35||67||82||12||8th||7th||15th||20th|
|1990/91||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||17th||1||3||4th||0||-||-||-||-||-|
|1991/92||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||18th||4th||6th||10||14th||-||-||-||-||-|
|1992/93||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||47||10||15th||25th||19th||20th||2||8th||10||8th|
|1993/94||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||71||10||20th||30th||20th||7th||1||4th||5||16|
|1994/95||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||45||7th||18th||25th||16||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995/96||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||26th||7th||8th||15th||17th||3||0||2||2||0|
|1996/97||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||39||10||13||23||14th||4th||1||3||4th||4th|
|1997/98||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||68||12||20th||32||61||8th||1||0||1||4th|
|1998/99||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||60||14th||17th||31||31||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999/00||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||50||14th||15th||29||13||-||-||-||-||-|
|2000/01||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||35||3||11||14th||12||-||-||-||-||-|
|2001/02||Canadiens de Montréal||NHL||16||0||2||2||4th||-||-||-||-||-|
( Legend for player statistics: Sp or GP = games played; T or G = goals scored; V or A = assists scored ; Pkt or Pts = scorer points scored ; SM or PIM = penalty minutes received ; +/− = plus / minus balance; PP = overpaid goals scored ; SH = underpaid goals scored ; GW = winning goals scored; 1 play-downs / relegation )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Brunet, Joseph Jean Luc Benoît (full name); Brunet, Benoit|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian ice hockey player and sports journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 24, 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue , Quebec|