Joe Juneau Retires After 12 Seasons in Professional Hockey
The Canadian Press reports that Joe Juneau '91 announced his retirement on Saturday. Two days earlier, his team, the Montreal Canadiens, had been eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, four games to zero, in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Juneau ends his career with 156 goals and 416 assists in 828 NHL games. He played for six different NHL teams: Boston, Washington, Buffalo, Ottawa, Phoenix and Montreal.
Joe Juneau is the fifth leading scorer in Rensselaer hockey history (69-144-213), just behind Adam Oates and Bob Brinkworth. In the NHL, he is best known for having set rookie records of 70 assists and 102 points as a left wing for the Boston Bruins in the 1992-3 season. During that season, he was runner up to Teemu Selanne for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's most outstanding rookie.
According to the article, Juneau said, "It's taken two years to prepare myself. I know that the time for retirement has come."