Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Charron
In 1987-88, Eric Charron began his major junior career with Trois-Rivieres of the QMJHL. Playing 67 games, he scored three goals and 13 assists, while adding 135 penalty minutes to his statistical resume. After 38 games with Trois-Rivieres in 1988-89, he finished the season in 28 games with Verdun. Between the two teams, he tallied four goals and 31 assists. In 68 games with St. Hyacinthe in 1989-90, Charron recorded career-highs with 13 goals, 38 assists, and 51 points. The Montreal Canadiens were impressed by Charron's play and selected him in the first round, 20th overall, in the 1988 Entry Draft. In 1992-93, he played three games for Montreal before being traded on March 20, 1993, along with Alain Cote and future considerations, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Rob Ramage. In 1993-94, Charron saw action in four games with the Lightning. He played his first full season in the NHL during 1994-95, scoring one goal and four assists in 45 games.

On November 17, 1995, Charron was traded to the Washington Capitals for future considerations. In 1995-96, he notched one assist in four games for the Capitals. Through 25 games in 1996-97, he tallied one goal and one assist.
Charron was traded again on September 4, 1997, going to the Calgary Flames for future considerations. In 1997-98, he played two games for Calgary. In the 1998-99 season, he totaled one assist in 12 games. In 1999-2000, he played in 21 games. On August 31, 2000, Charron signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Wild.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 41 1 8 9 92 2 0 2 2 2
1987-88 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 67 3 13 16 135
1988-89 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 38 2 16 18 111
1988-89 Verdun Jr. Canadiens QMJHL 29 2 15 17 66
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1989-90 St-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 68 13 38 51 150 11 3 4 7 57
1989-90 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 71 1 11 12 108 2 1 0 1 29
1991-92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 59 2 11 13 98 6 1 0 1 4
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
1992-93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 54 3 13 16 93
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 11 0 2 2 12 3 0 1 1 6
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 0 0 2 0
1993-94 Atlanta Knights IHL 66 5 18 23 144 14 1 4 5 28
1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 45 1 4 5 26 +1
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 0 0 0 18 -6
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 1 1 4 +3 6 0 0 0 8
1995-96 Portland Pirates AHL 45 0 8 8 88 20 1 1 2 33
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 25 1 1 2 20 +1
1996-97 Portland Pirates AHL 29 6 8 14 55 5 0 3 3 0
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 4 0
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 56 8 20 28 136 +10 20 1 7 8 55
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 12 0 1 1 14 -6
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 50 10 12 22 148 -4 3 1 0 1 22
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 21 0 0 0 37 -3
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 37 2 15 17 82 -2
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 60 9 10 19 99 +13
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 46 1 7 8 118 12 0 1 1 34
2002-03 Nottingham Panthers Britain 32 2 7 9 80 15 0 2 2 16
2003-04 Sibir Novosibirsk Russia 40 0 4 4 90
2004-05 Laval Chiefs QNAHL 22 0 8 8 12
2004-05 Verdun Dragons QNAHL 18 0 9 9 42 4 0 1 1 13
2005-06 Verdun Dragons QNAHL 46 10 12 22 65 4 0 0 0 4
2006-07 St-Hyacinthe Top Design QNAHL 36 2 6 8 98 5 0 3 3 10
NHL Totals 130 2 7 9 127 6 0 0 0 8


Traded to Tampa Bay by Montreal with Alain Cote and future considerations (Donald Dufresne, June 18, 1993) for Rob Ramage, March 20, 1993. Traded to Washington by Tampa Bay for Washington's 7th round choice (Eero Somervuori) in 1997 Entry Draft, November 16, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Washington for Calgary's 7th round choice (Nathan Forster) in 1998 Entry Draft, September 4, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 31, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), April 24, 2001.