Craig Charron

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Craig Charron
Born (1967-11-15)November 15, 1967
North Easton, Massachusetts
Died October 19, 2010(2010-10-19) (aged 42)
Rochester, New York
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Fredericton Canadiens
Cornwall Aces
Rochester Americans
Lowell Lock Monsters
St. John's Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 1989 NHL Supplemental Draft
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1990–2002

Craig Charron (November 15, 1967 – October 19, 2010) was a professional ice hockey center from North Easton, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he played for four seasons and served as captain of the 1989-1990 team, finishing his collegiate career as the second-leading scorer in the program's Division I history with 64 goals in 142 career games.[1]

He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1989 NHL Supplemental Draft; however, he never appeared in a game in the National Hockey League. He was a prolific player in the American Hockey League for many seasons, and he was the highest-scoring player on the 1995–96 Rochester Americans team which won the Calder Cup.[2]

At the time of his death, he was the coach of the Spencerport Rangers High School Hockey team. During his first season as head coach Spencerport had made many strides but lost to the eventual state champions Webster-Thomas in the second round of sectionals.

Charron died at age 42 on October 19, 2010 after a battle with stomach cancer. He was inducted into the Legends of Lowell Hall of Fame by UMass Lowell and honored at the Tsongas Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on October 22, 2010. He was the nephew of 1980 U.S. Olympic goalie Jim Craig.


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