Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Guy Gendron
Left-winger Jean-Guy Gendron played nearly 900 NHL games for five different clubs between 1955 and 1972. He was a fine goal scorer who embraced defensive responsibilities if that kept him in the line up. The hard working forward also toiled in the WHA and was a solid AHL competitor.

The Montreal native played junior with the Trois Rivieres Reds before making his pro debut with the AHL's Providence Reds in 1954-55. The following season he was a steady role player in 63 games as a rookie with the New York Rangers. Gendron filled a utility role with the Blueshirts for two more years before he was claimed by the Boston Bruins in the Intra-League Draft in June, 1956.

Gendron was given more offensive responsibilities in Beantown and set a career high with 24 goals in 1959-60 while playing with Jerry Toppazzini and Charlie Burns. He also spent part of a season with the Montreal Canadiens and the 1961-62 schedule back in New York. In 1962 Gendron returned to Boston for a couple of years before he was relegated to the AHL. He returned to the NHL in 1967 after his Quebec Aces club was purchased by the expansion Philadelphia Flyers. Gendron provided leadership and three straight 20-goal performances for his new club before joining the Quebec Nordiques of the newly founded WHA in 1972-73. He played a checking role for two year in the provincial capital before retiring in 1974.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1951-52 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 41 9 28 37 77 5 0 1 1 16
1952-53 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 47 19 10 29 98 6 2 3 5 12
1952-53 Quebec Aces QMHL 3 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Trois-Rivieres Reds QJHL 54 42 45 87 179 4 0 1 1 8
1954-55 Providence Reds AHL 47 24 15 39 38
1955-56 New York Rangers NHL 63 5 7 12 38 5 2 1 3 2
1956-57 New York Rangers NHL 70 9 6 15 40 5 0 1 1 6
1957-58 New York Rangers NHL 70 10 17 27 68 6 1 0 1 11
1958-59 Boston Bruins NHL 60 15 9 24 57 7 1 0 1 18
1959-60 Boston Bruins NHL 67 24 11 35 64
1960-61 Boston Bruins NHL 13 1 7 8 24
1960-61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 9 12 21 51 5 0 0 0 2
1961-62 New York Rangers NHL 69 14 11 25 71 6 3 1 4 2
1962-63 Boston Bruins NHL 66 21 22 43 42
1963-64 Boston Bruins NHL 54 5 13 18 43
1963-64 Providence Reds AHL 6 1 1 2 0
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 53 20 14 34 61 5 1 1 2 8
1965-66 Quebec Aces AHL 58 26 35 61 70 6 1 0 1 6
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 68 28 45 73 72 5 2 1 3 4
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 1 2 +1
1967-68 Quebec Aces AHL 72 29 58 87 72 15 7 14 21 24
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 20 35 55 65 -8 4 0 0 0 6
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 71 23 21 44 54 +8
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 20 16 36 46 -9 4 0 1 1 0
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 56 6 13 19 36 -2
1972-73 Quebec Nordiques WHA 63 17 33 50 113
1973-74 Quebec Nordiques WHA 64 11 8 19 42
NHL Totals 863 182 201 383 701 42 7 4 11 47


Traded to NY Rangers by Providence (AHL) for Bill Ezinicki and cash, May 8, 1955. Claimed by Boston from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Traded to Montreal by Boston for Andre Pronovost, November 27, 1960. Claimed by NY Rangers from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 13, 1961. Claimed by Boston from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 4, 1962. NHL rights transferred to Philadelphia after NHL club purchased Quebec (AHL) franchise, May 8, 1967. Claimed by Montreal from Philadelphia in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for cash, June 12, 1969. Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (WHA) after Los Angeles (WHA) dropped Gendron from their negotiating list, June, 1972.