HEAD COACH - GUY CHARRON
Charron was introduced as the Blazers Head Coach on November 23, 2009 and is the second longest tenured Head Coach behind Ken Hitchcock. He had a career record of 144-96-7-12 for a .593 winning percentage with the Blazers. Charron recently led the Blazers to the Western Conference Final during the 2012-13 season before stepping into semi-retirement. Charron has an extensive coaching background, including more than 20 seasons in the NHL, AHL, QMJHL and Hockey Canada as both a Head and Assistant Coach.
Charron started the 2013-14 season in advisory role, but stepped back behind the bench for the final 29 games of the season as the team's Head Coach.
As a player, Charron played for the Montreal Junior Canadiens in the late 1960s. Charron would get his first taste of the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, playing alongside Hall of Famers such as Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard and J.C. Tremblay. His playing career spanned 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals. Charron played in 734 NHL games and totalled 530 points.
Charron has spent 13 seasons coaching in the NHL. He has been a Head and Assistant Coach for the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks, as well as an Assistant Coach with the New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers. Charron's coaching career also includes winning a gold medal as the Head Coach of Canada's 1990 World Junior Hockey Team.