Ronald Caron (December 19, 1929 – January 9, 2012) was a Canadian executive in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues. A fiery and intense competitor, he was well known for his legendary emotional outbursts.
Caron began his career in professional ice hockey as a part-time scout with the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1959. The team promoted him to head scout in 1968. He succeeded Al MacNeil as head coach of the Montreal Voyageurs for the 1970–71 campaign, but was replaced by Floyd Curry during the season. He was appointed the Voyageurs' general manager the following year.
St. Louis Blues
Caron was the GM of the St. Louis Blues from 1983 until 1994. During his tenure, he was involved in bringing players like Doug Gilmour, Brett Hull, and Adam Oates to St. Louis. Before he was hired by St. Louis, he worked for the Montreal Canadiens as their head scout. He won six Stanley Cup rings with Montreal during the 1970s as the assistant general manager. He was nicknamed The Old Professor for his remarkable memory of hockey events.
Caron died on January 9, 2012 at 82.
- Stanley Cup Champions 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
- "The Montreal Canadiens mourn the passing of Ronald Caron," Montreal Canadiens press release, Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
- Standings for the Montreal Voyageurs of the AHL – The Internet Hockey Database.
- Duhatschek, Eric (Mar 13, 2007). "Duhatschek: The Old Professor, Ron Caron, reminisces as best he can". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- Ron Caron dies; former Blues GM, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Jan. 10, 2012)
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