Joe Juneau (seen here as a member of the Boston Bruins) had a lengthy career as a journeymen wingman. After spending his college years playing for both R.P.I. (NCAA Frozen Four participant last year) and the Canadian National Team, where he won a silve medal at the 1992 Albertville Games, Juneau joined the Bruins for 14 games during the 1991-92 season. The following year was Joe Juneau’s best year statically. He racked up a career high 32 goals and 70 assists. That was partly due to the fact that he was joined on a line with Adam Oates and Hall of Fame member Cam Neely (current Bruins’ President.) Those types of numbers would never be seen again from Joe.
During the 1993-94 season the Bruins traded Juneau to the Washington Capitals for slap-shot master Al Iafrate. He helped the Caps reach the Stanley Cup finals during the 1997-98 season where they eventually lost to the Detroit Red Wings. The following season Juneau was again traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Once more, Joe found himself battling for the Stanley Cup, but he never got to hoist the cup as the Dallas Stars won the cup that spring.
Joe was one more time on the move that off-season. He ended up in Ottawa filling the role left by Alexi Yashin, who was suspended for not honoring contract obligations. After Ottawa, Juneau went to play for the Phoenix Coyotes before ending up in Montreal where he’d eventually hang up the skates after the 2003-04 season.
Juneau is now based in Quebec region of Canada where he manages a hockey program designed to help Inuit youth with an emphasis on academic progession. In 2007 he received the La Presse/Radio-Canada Personality of the Year Award. Joe Juneau has not been heard from since winning the award.
Geoff spent most of his childhood in a dark, damp basement with only a collection of sports trading cards to keep him company. In remembrance of those youthful memories, he’s decided to contribute a bi-weekly column detailing his favorites. Thanks to our “Idol” correspondent GG for coming up with the column name that Geoff, Jesse and Mike liked the best. I may be kidding about that damp, dark basement part. Maybe.