19 Facts About Bob Gainey

1. Robert Michael Bob Gainey was born on December 13, 1953 and is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1973 until 1989.

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2. Currently, Bob Gainey serves as a team consultant for the St Louis Blues as well as a volunteer senior advisor for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

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3. Bob Gainey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

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4. In 2017 Bob Gainey was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

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5. Bob Gainey began his hockey career in 1972 with his hometown team, the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

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6. Bob Gainey was drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA although he never joined the WHA.

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7. In 1976, Bob Gainey was chosen to represent Team Canada at the Canada Cup tournament where he helped Team Canada win the Cup against the Czechoslovakians.

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8. In 1982, Canadiens captain Serge Savard retired from hockey and Bob Gainey was named as his successor.

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9. Bob Gainey was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

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10. In 1998, Bob Gainey was ranked number 86 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

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11. Bob Gainey finished second in scoring for Epinal during the regular season and 18th overall in the Nationale 1B division.

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12. Bob Gainey turned the franchise into a powerhouse by acquiring players such as Joe Nieuwendyk, Brett Hull, Ed Belfour and Sergei Zubov.

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13. In 1997, as Stars general manager, Bob Gainey drafted his son Steve Bob Gainey 77th overall in the annual NHL Entry Draft.

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14. Bob Gainey won the Stanley Cup a sixth time in 1999 with Dallas.

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15. Bob Gainey became general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in May 2003.

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16. On January 13, 2006, Bob Gainey fired Canadiens' head coach Claude Julien and stepped in as head coach on an interim basis.

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17. On March 9, 2009, Bob Gainey named himself the interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens after firing Guy Carbonneau.

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18. On May 9, 2012, the Dallas Stars announced Bob Gainey's hiring as a team consultant.

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19. On October 1, 2014, the St Louis Blues announced Bob Gainey's hiring as a team consultant.

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