Montreal Canadiens: Where Brian Gionta Ranks Among Habs Captains Since 1993 Cup

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Montreal Canadiens: Where Brian Gionta Ranks Among Habs Captains Since 1993 Cup
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Brian Gionta (left) and Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta is coming off of a disappointing season to say the least.

Ignoring the fact that the 5’7” David Desharnais established himself as a mainstay with the team, thereby taking some of the heat off of him as the shortest current Hab, Gionta did only play 31 games and score 15 points.

Meanwhile, the team as a whole registered its lowest point total since before the last lockout (when teams didn’t have the benefit of single-point overtime and shootout losses to pad their records).

However, it’s not all bad as already, having been named captain in September 2010, he’s officially outlasted several other notable players who have held the illustrious title of captain in the recent past. But, where does he rank among the six since Guy Carbonneau, who led the Habs to their last Stanley Cup?

Excluding Carbonneau, who was traded away just prior to the 1994-95 season, here they all are, ranked for your convenience:

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