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12-13-2011, 11:29 AM
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LW Jean-Guy Gendron and D Aaron Miller

x1 Top 10 Goals (10th in '60)

20 goals five times, two-way player, and former captain
383 points in 863 NHL GP

Originally Posted by LoH
Left-winger Jean-Guy Gendron played nearly 900 NHL games for five different clubs between 1955 and 1972. He was a fine goal scorer who embraced defensive responsibilities if that kept him in the line up. The hard working forward also toiled in the WHA and was a solid AHL competitor.

The Montreal native played junior with the Trois Rivieres Reds before making his pro debut with the AHL's Providence Reds in 1954-55. The following season he was a steady role player in 63 games as a rookie with the New York Rangers. Gendron filled a utility role with the Blueshirts for two more years before he was claimed by the Boston Bruins in the Intra-League Draft in June, 1956.

Gendron was given more offensive responsibilities in Beantown and set a career high with 24 goals in 1959-60 while playing with Jerry Toppazzini and Charlie Burns. He also spent part of a season with the Montreal Canadiens and the 1961-62 schedule back in New York. In 1962 Gendron returned to Boston for a couple of years before he was relegated to the AHL. He returned to the NHL in 1967 after his Quebec Aces club was purchased by the expansion Philadelphia Flyers. Gendron provided leadership and three straight 20-goal performances for his new club before joining the Quebec Nordiques of the newly founded WHA in 1972-73. He played a checking role for two year in the provincial capital before retiring in 1974.

19:57 TOI per game
21:27 TOI per playoff game (80GP)
Only 422 career PIM for "rugged" style

Originally Posted by LoH
In January 1991, the young rearguard was sent to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the package for veteran Joe Cirella. Miller spent the majority of his first three pro seasons learning the ropes with the AHL's Cornwall Aces. He looked solid in 56 games as a rookie with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996-97 and helped the team reach the Western Conference final.

Miller's solid play helped Colorado stay among the NHL's elite and maintain its stellar goals against record. In March 2001, the Los Angeles Kings insisted that he be included in the deal that sent all-star Rob Blake to the Avalanche. A rugged stay-at-home defenceman by nature, Miller has been hampered by injuries since his arrival with the Kings. However, in 2004 the former UVM star defenseman helped the United States capture the bronze medal at the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

In the 2006-07 season, Miller made a healthy return to the Kings line-up and appeared in all 82 games of the club's regular season. In the summer of 2007, Miller's stint would come to an end after the Vancouver Canucks signed him as a free agent.

Aside from his World Championship appearance in 2004, Miller returned to the Worlds in 2005 and has gone on to represent his homeland at the World Junior Championships (1991), the Winter Olympics (2002) and the World Cup of Hockey (2004).
Originally Posted by Gadsen Times 12-23-2001
Miller and Housley drew high praise from (Herb) Brooks...Brooks added Miller "grows on you." "He's not going to blow you out of your seat, but he has very, very good mobility. He skates very well and he's smart."

In an article announcing the Kings' alternate captains for the year:
Miller, 35, is in his sixth season in Los Angeles and 13th in the NHL, having previously played for Colorado/Quebec. While with the Kings, he has won several awards, including being named the club’s Unsung Hero (as voted by the Kings players) and Outstanding Defenseman and Best Defensive Player.

Originally Posted by USA Today profile of 2004 US World Cup Roster
Aaron Miller, 33, Los Angeles Kings: A dependable stay-at-home defender and great team guy.

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