Biography:

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • At the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, Juneau led a team composed of amateur players
  • Canada won a silver medal and not only did Juneau lead the team in points, he led the entire tournament – in eight games, the centre had six goals and nine assists for 15 points
  • In his NHL rookie season of 1992-1993, Juneau scored 102 points as a member of the Boston Bruins
  • His professional hockey career took him through Washington, Buffalo, Ottawa, Phoenix and Montreal. Juneau played in the Stanley Cup final twice, in 1998 with Washington and in 1999 with Buffalo
  • Upon retiring in 2004, Juneau had amassed 156 goals and 572 points in 828 career games

PERSONAL

  • A certified pilot, he earned an Aeronautical Engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in three years, despite the fact that he did not speak English when he arrived at school
  • Created a grassroots hockey program for youth, most of whom are Inuit
  • At the Kuujjuaq Forum (a rink/community centre) Juneau, while teaching them the finer points of skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting, uses hockey as a tool to educate children about the importance of school education, to prevent criminality throughout Nunavik, and to develop leadership
  • In September 2007, Juneau decided to take the step of moving to Kuujjuaq, becoming part of the community, and his program has blossomed to the point that about one-third of eligible children are enrolled