Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jose Charbonneau
Jose Charbonneau was selected in the first round, 12th overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens from the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs. In his rookie season, Charbonneau scored 31 goals and 90 points. He followed that up with a 74-point season, playing in 19 fewer games. At 19, Charbonneau played in 57 games, scoring 44 goals and 89 points.

Charbonneau was assigned to Montreal's minor-league affiliate in Sherbrooke for the 1986-87 season. In 72 games, he scored 14 times while assisting on 27 others. He got his first crack at the NHL the following year, playing 16 games and picking up a pair of assists. Charbonneau grew increasingly frustrated at not being called up to the NHL and managed to get into the lineup just nine times inn 1988-89. However, in seeing limited on-ice duty, he was able to score only four points.

Both the Canadiens' organization and Charbonneau felt a change in scenery was necessary, so he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. As it turned out, things not improve on the West Coast. Following a 13-game stint with the Canucks, where he had a single point, Charbonneau spent the 1989-90 season in the minors with the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL. Charbonneau then decided to devote his attention to the Canadian National Team, where he played 57 international games over the course of two seasons.

IN 1993-94, Charbonneau attempted a comeback with the Canucks, playing 30 games. He scored seven goals and 14 points. In 1994-95, he played his final three NHL games with the Canucks.

Charbonneau still had the desire to play professional hockey, but there were no offers from any NHL franchises, so he packed his bags and moved to Germany to play in the Deutsch Elite League in 1995-96 where he continued to play for the Frankfurt Lions through 2000-01.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Laval Insulaires QAAA 42 15 31 46 61
1982-83 Laval Insulaires QAAA 48 40 50 90 56
1983-84 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 65 31 59 90 110 10 5 5 10 9
1984-85 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 46 34 40 74 91 12 5 10 15 20
1985-86 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 57 44 45 89 158 23 16 20 36 40
1986-87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 72 14 27 41 94 16 5 12 17 17
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 0 2 2 6 +1 8 0 0 0 4
1987-88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 55 30 35 65 108
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 1 3 4 6 -1
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 33 13 15 28 95
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 0 1 1 6 -3
1988-89 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 13 8 5 13 46 10 3 2 5 23
1989-90 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 65 23 38 61 137 5 0 1 1 8
1990-91 Canada Nat-Tm 56 22 29 51 54
1991-92 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss-2 24 30 17 47 89
1991-92 EHC Dynamo Berlin German-2 11 3 6 9 16
1992-93 SIJ Geleen Holland 7 7 13 20 17 11 23 34
1992-93 Canada Nat-Tm 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 30 7 7 14 49 -3 3 1 0 1 4
1993-94 Hamilton Canucks AHL 7 3 2 5 8
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 1 0 1 0 0
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 27 8 12 20 102 9 1 1 2 71
1995-96 EV Landshut Germany 47 32 24 56 102 11 10 6 16 28
1996-97 EV Landshut Germany 13 5 4 9 41
1996-97 EC Hannover Turtles German-2 30 10 21 31 97 5 1 0 1 27
1997-98 Frankfurt Lions Germany 40 13 16 29 156 7 4 1 5 18
1998-99 Frankfurt Lions Germany 47 16 19 35 76 2 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Frankfurt Lions Germany 55 18 30 48 98 5 0 1 1 12
2000-01 Frankfurt Lions Germany 58 19 25 44 85
NHL Totals 71 9 13 22 67 11 1 0 1 8


Traded to Vancouver by Montreal for Dan Woodley, January 25, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 3, 1993.