Here is the second part of my amazing return from yesterday, with 1993 Stanley Cup winner Stéphan Lebeau:
In his rookie year with the Sherbrooke Canadiens, he scored 70 goals, assisted on 64 more for 134 points in 78 games, winning the points race, the MVP trophy and being named rookie of the year - enough to ensure he would never again play in the minors.
He became a regular with the Habs in 1989-90 and had 15 goals and 35 points in 57 games. The next three seasons, his goals totals improved to 22, 27 and 31, and his points followed the same path at 53, 58 and 80 - good for fourth on the team in both categories, behind Vincent Damphousse (39-58-97), Kirk Muller (37-57-94) and Brian Bellows (40-48-88), established veterans with All-Star pedigree. That was 1992-93, the year the Habs last won the Cup - and the last time a Canadian team won the championship.
I have four cards to show for that period, first with the Canadiens' white (home) uniform, from Pinnacle Brands' 1990-91 Score (card #262), calling out for a pass to get on the attack (and showcasing his signature blue skate bottoms):
Habs Numbers Project...
I also have three relatively different variations of the classic red (then-away) uniform, first the ''regular'' one, from Upper Deck's 1990-91 Series 1 set (card #51):
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