Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Martin Gendron
Right-winger Martin Gendron was an offensive minded player whose NHL career never got off the ground. He put up impressive numbers in junior and the minors but only saw spot duty with the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in the 90s.

The native of Valleyfield, Quebec was an amateur star with the QMJHL's St. Hyacinthe Laser. In 1992 he was claimed 71st overall by the Caps after leading the league with 71 goals. He returned to junior in 1992-93 and notched 73 goals and represented Canada when it won gold at the World Junior Championships. The next year he spent time in Hull and with the National Team while contributing to the junior squad's second consecutive world title.

During his first three pro seasons, Gendron scored consistently in the minors but was unable to land a permanent spot on the Washington roster. His best performance came with the IHL's Las Vegas Thunder in 1996-97 when he found the back of the net 51 times. Prior to the 1997-98 season he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks but toiled for the most part in the IHL. A trade to the Montreal Canadiens prior to the March deadline only resulted in a switch from the "I" to the AHL where he remained for two years.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 42 42 32 74 26 2 3 1 4 0
1990-91 St-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 55 34 23 57 33 4 1 2 3 0
1991-92 St-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 69 71 66 137 47 6 7 4 11 14
1992-93 St-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 63 73 61 134 44
1992-93 Canada WJC-A 7 5 2 7 2
1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 10 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 36 39 37 76 20 20 21 17 38 8
1993-94 Canada Nat-Tm 19 4 5 9 2
1993-94 Canada WJC-A 7 6 4 10 6
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 8 2 1 3 2 +3
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 72 36 32 68 54 4 5 1 6 2
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 20 2 1 3 8 -5
1995-96 Portland Pirates AHL 48 38 29 67 39 22 15 18 33 8
1996-97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 81 51 39 90 20 3 2 1 3 0
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 17 8 6 14 16 +5
1997-98 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 40 20 19 39 14 -8
1997-98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 10 5 10 15 4 +5 2 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 65 33 34 67 26 -9 15 12 5 17 2
1999-00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 19 17 36 16 -19
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 14 6 10 16 6 +5 4 0 2 2 4
2000-01 Frankfurt Lions Germany 60 23 20 43 30
2001-02 HC Asiago Italy 38 27 35 62 0
2006-07 St-Hyacinthe Top Design QNAHL 31 11 20 31 6
2007-08 Trois-Rivieres Caron & Guay QNAHL 15 7 17 24 2 13 5 7 12 10
NHL Totals 30 4 2 6 10


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1991)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1992)
Canadian Major Junior - Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year (1992)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1993)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1993)
Traded to Chicago by Washington with Washington's 6th round choice (Jonathan Pelletier) in 1998 Entry Draft for Chicago's 5th round choice (Erik Wendell) in 1998 Entry Draft, October 10, 1997. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for David Ling, March 14, 1998. Signed as a free agent Vancouver, August 25, 1999. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Syracuse (AHL) for loan of Sean McCann, March 15, 2000.