Let's see, I'll start with his major junior days.
First of all, a big thank-you to primeaugurl25 for allowing me to post these photos. She took these photos herself years ago and was kind enough to grant me permission to post them. Thanks!
José played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 1992-1996. He played for the St. Jean Lynx from the '92-'93 season until traded to the Hull Olympiques during the '94-'95 season. He played for Hull through the '95-'96 season. After that season he began playing for the Montreal Canadiens.
First St. Jean photos (he would've been 16 when he started with them):