Upon graduating high school, Joe Juneau left Pont Rouge, Quebec unable to speak much English. That did not deter him from enrolling in aeronatauical engineering, also known as rocket science, at the famed Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Being a rocket scientist certainly didn't hurt Juneau's hockey playing ability. But upon graduation he put off his NHL debut until after leading the 1992 Olympics in scoring and capturing a silver medal.
He would go onto an 800-plus game career that had him noted as both a brilliant scorer and defensive specialist. When he wasn't on the ice, Juneau was busy building and flying his own deHavilland Beaver float plane and going fishing in remote Northern Quebec.
Nowadays Juneau has become a partner in the engineering company Harfan Technologies. He has also become passionately involved in improving the lives of remote native communities in the Quebec region known as Nunavik, and he's using hockey as his main tool to do so.