|Guy Joseph Jean Charron
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 pounds
Born: 1.24.49 Verdun, Quebec
|How he arrived: Traded by the Detroit Red Wings with Claude Houde for Bart Crashley, Ted Snell
and Larry Giroux, 12.14.74
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals, 9.1.76
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
When becoming a pro, it was believed that Charron didn't have the size to make it to the NHL. Boy, did he prove those
Besides the Scouts, he played on the Red Wings prior to KC, and with the Caps after KC. He had also played a handful
of games with the Canadiens, but was largely in the AHL when affiliated with the Habs. So he did not play one playoff
game in his NHL career, having played the most NHL regular season games out of anybody without playing a playoff
That's not the only distinction he has.
He became the Scouts' captain a few days after Simon Nolet was traded to Pittsburgh, the only other captain in team
history. He is also the Scouts' all-time leading scorer. I know it ain't saying much, but it is what it is.
Yup, he provided the new team a shot in the arm when there wasn't that many people on it that could.
After he retired from playing in 1981, he became a coach. He started off in juniors there, and made his way to the
Calgary Flames' bench in 1990. He would later also serve as Anaheim's coach for a time in the 2000-01 season, as well
as with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL immediately before joining the Ducks. And at the junior level, he served
as coach of the Kamloops Blazers for four-plus seasons, first joining them in 2010. In between, he has been an NHL
assistant; besides the Flames and Ducks, he's been with the Islanders, the Canadiens, and the Panthers.