Montreal, PQ – Fresh off the heels of being elected to the Ontario Sports Hall of fame, Petes alumnus and Peterborough native Bob Gainey has been elected to the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame.
Robert Michael “Bob” “Le Capitaine” Gainey is the former executive vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He is also a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Canadiens from 1973 until 1989.
Gainey, a forward, began his career with his hometown Peterborough Petes. He recorded 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points in 53 games with the Maroon and White between 1971 and 1973.
He was a cornerstone of the Montreal dynasty between 1976 and 1979, when the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup four consecutive times, and later their captain for eight years, including in 1985-86, when they recaptured the Cup. But Gainey was hardly a prolific scorer — he finished with 239 goals and 501 points in 1,160 NHL games. What he did better than any forward of his generation was stop the opposition’s prolific scorers.
Gainey will be honoured at the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony and Awards Gala in Toronto at The Westin Harbour Castle’s Metropolitan Ballroom on October 2, and at the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame Gala at the Metropolitain-Anjou Golf Club on September 27.
Click here to read details from the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
Click here to read details from the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame.