Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stephan Lebeau
Stephane Lebeau was an offensive centre who dominated in junior and the minors. He spent seven years in the NHL and was able to shed the close checking to register three 20-goal seasons.

Born in St. Jerome, Quebec, Lebeau was a scoring star for four years with the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataracts. He led the league with 94 goals in 1987-88 and was selected to the league's second all-star team twice. He signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens and proceeded to tear up the AHL. He led the league with 70 goals and 134 points in 1988-89 and found a formidable offensive partner in Benoit Brunet. Lebeau was placed on the league's first all-star team and presented the Dudley "Red" Garrett Award as the top rookie in the AHL.

The talented pivot scored 35 points as a rookie in 1989-90, but coach Pat Burns was not thrilled with his play away from the puck. Over the next two years, he reached the 20-goal mark but truly blossomed with 80 points under Jacques Demers in 1992-93. That spring, he scored six points in the post-season while helping the Habs win the Stanley Cup. The following year, he was first used sparingly and then traded to Anaheim for goalie Ron Tugnutt. After scoring 24 points for the Ducks in the lockout-shortened season in 1995, Lebeau ventured overseas to play in Switzerland with the HC La Chaux-de-Fonds and Ambri-Piotta.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Montreal L'est Cantonniers QAAA 25 15 35 50 8
1984-85 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 66 41 38 79 20 9 4 5 9 4
1984-85 Shawinigan Cataractes M-Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 72 69 77 146 22 5 4 2 6 4
1986-87 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 65 77 90 167 60 14 9 20 29 20
1987-88 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 67 94 94 188 66 11 17 9 26 10
1987-88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 1 1 2 +1
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 78 70 64 134 47 6 1 4 5 8
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 57 15 20 35 11 +13 2 3 0 3 0
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens Fr-Tour 2 1 0 1 0
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 22 31 53 24 +4 7 2 1 3 2
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 27 31 58 14 +18 8 1 3 4 4
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 71 31 49 80 20 +23 13 3 3 6 6
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 9 7 16 8 +1
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 22 6 4 10 14 -5
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 38 8 16 24 12 +6
1995-96 HC Lugano Swiss 36 25 28 53 10 4 2 2 4 0
1996-97 HC Lugano Swiss 18 14 12 26 12
1997-98 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss 40 31 39 70 14
1998-99 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds Swiss-2 40 32 48 80 11 9 10 19
1999-00 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 45 20 47 67 39 9 0 7 7 6
1999-00 HC Ambri-Piotta Con-Cup 3 1 3 4 0 3 1 3 4 2
2000-01 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 43 12 22 34 36 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 373 118 159 277 105 30 9 7 16 12


Brother of Patrick
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1987, 1988)
AHL First All-Star Team (1989)
Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1989)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Leading Scorer) (1989)
Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 27, 1986. Traded to Anaheim by Montreal for Ron Tugnutt, February 20, 1994.