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1 Denis Herron
Denis Herron

Born, Chambly, Québec, June 18, 1952
Catches : Left
Weight : 165 lbs.
Height : 5' 11"
Last Amateur club : Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
Drafted by Pittsburgh in the 3rd round (40th overall) in 1972


Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins with Jean-Guy Lagacé for Michel Plasse

07-Aug-76 Signed as a restricted free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins (Colorado received Michel Plasse and Simon Nolet from Pittsburgh as compensations)

Holds Scouts goaltending record for career most games played, career most minutes played, career most wins, career most losses, career most goals allowed, career lowest GAA, season most games played, season most minutes played, season most wins, season most losses, season most ties, season most goals allowed and season lowest GAA ... Shares with Michel Plasse, Bill McKenzie and Peter McDuffe Scouts record for career and season most points ... Shares with Michel Plasse Scouts record for career most penalty minutes ... Holds franchise record for season most losses and season most goals allowed.

From the Kansas city Scouts media guides

When the Scouts opened their first season in the NHL, the goaltending position appeared least prone to short-run change. With Denis Herron's arrival to Kansas city, the team's fromt office and the fans were happy those thoughts were short-lived. The nimble flip-flopping netminder saw action in 22 Scouts games and was spectacular in the club's most impressive win, a 3-2 victory over the high-flying Bruins in Boston on January 35, 1975.

Denis also started his NHL career with a flash. In his first two league games he posted back-to-back shutouts with Pittsburgh in his rookie season. To help bear the demanding load of being a no. 1 goalie for Kansas City, the team medical staff tried to put some extra weight on him during the summer. A high protein calorie diet that included up to eight milk shakes a day was ordered. It didn't work...

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Regular season
 SEASON   GP   MIN   W   L   T   GA  SO   GAA    SA   Sv%   G   A PIM
1975-76   64  3620  11  39  11  243   0  4,03               0   0  16
1974-75   22  1280   4  13   4   80   0  3,75               0   1   2
  TOTAL   86  4900  15  52  15  323   0  3,96               0   1  18