Former Quebec Canadiens player dies

Former National Hockey League (NHL) forward Jean-Guy Gendron has died at the age of 87.

Former Quebec Canadiens player dies

Former National Hockey League (NHL) forward Jean-Guy Gendron has died at the age of 87.

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This is what the French-speaking site of the Bettman circuit learned on Monday.

The Montreal native played in the NHL from 1955 to 1972. He wore the uniform of the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers. He hit the target 182 times and provided 201 assists for 383 points in 863 games.

Gendron also played the first two seasons in the history of the Quebec Nordiques, in the World Hockey Association. After hanging up his skates in 1974, he was head coach of the Veille Capitale club for two campaigns.

After his time behind the bench, Gendron had a long career as a professional golfer. He has long been associated with the Club Bic de Rimouski, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, and the Club du Lac Saint-Joseph, in the Quebec region.

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