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Guy Charron : biography

January 24, 1949 -

Guy Joseph Jean Charron (born January 24, 1949 in Verdun, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He played in the NHL from 1969–1981. He is currently head coach of the WHL Kamloops Blazers, after being hired for that position in November 2009.

Playing career

Originally a product of the Montreal Canadiens' system, Charron played twenty games with the Canadiens before he was traded during the middle of the 1970–71 NHL season to the Detroit Red Wings in the monster deal that sent Frank Mahovlich to Montreal. He played with the Red Wings until he was traded to the expansion Kansas City Scouts in 1974. Prior to the 1976–77 NHL season, Charron signed as a free agent with the Washington Capitals, where he played until he retired following the 1980–81 NHL season. Despite playing in 734 NHL regular season games, he never appeared in a single playoff game, which is an NHL record. This record was broken at one point by Olli Jokinen, who went 799 games without a playoff appearance before finally appearing in a playoff game with the Calgary Flames.

Awards

  • Won the 1999–2000 Commissioner's Trophy.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1968–69 Montreal Junior Canadiens OHA 50 27 27 54 12
1969–70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 65 37 45 82 20 8 8 4 12 2
1969–70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1970–71 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 23 5 13 18 6
1970–71 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 2 2 4 2
1970–71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 8 4 12 4
1971–72 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 9 16 25 14
1972–73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 18 18 36 23
1973–74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 25 30 55 10
1974–75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 26 1 10 11 6
1974–75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 51 13 29 42 21
1975–76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 78 27 44 71 12
1976–77 Washington Capitals NHL 80 36 46 82 10
1977–78 Washington Capitals NHL 80 38 35 73 12
1978–79 Washington Capitals NHL 80 28 42 70 24
1979–80 Washington Capitals NHL 33 11 20 31 6
1980–81 Washington Capitals NHL 47 5 13 18 2
1982–83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 1 2 3 14 12 2 5 7 4
NHL totals 734 221 309 530 146
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