Jean-Guy Gendron

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Jean-Guy Gendron
1963 Topps Jean-Guy Gendron.JPG
Born (1934-08-30) August 30, 1934 (age 82)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadiens
Philadelphia Flyers
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1954–1974

Joseph Eudore Jean-Guy "Smitty" Gendron (born August 30, 1934) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played 863 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers. He also played 127 games in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Quebec Nordiques, a team for which he was the Head Coach for two seasons.

Gendron played junior hockey with the Trois-Rivieres Reds before making his professional debut with the Providence Reds in 1954. He scored an NHL career high 24 goals in 1959-60 despite generally being called upon to play a hard-nosed, defensive-oriented role.

WHA coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
Quebec Nordiques 1974–75 78 46 32 0 92 1st in Canadian Lost in Avco Cup Finals
Quebec Nordiques 1975–76 81 50 27 4 104 2nd in Canadian Lost in Quarterfinals
NHL Total 159 96 59 4

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Preceded by
Jacques Plante
Head coach of the Quebec Nordiques
Succeeded by
Marc Boileau