Denis Bernard Herron (born June 18, 1952) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Kansas City Scouts, and Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League.
Herron in 1973
June 18, 1952|
Chambly, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
Kansas City Scouts
40th overall, 1972|
Herron played junior hockey with the Trois-Rivières Ducs of the Quebec Junior Hockey League. He had a good junior career and in 1972, he was named to the Second All-Star Team with the Trois-Rivières Ducs. In 1972, Herron was drafted 40th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. In his first season, he split his time between the Penguins, and the Hershey Bears of the AHL. In 1974, Herron played for three teams. He played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hershey Bears and the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. Next season, Herron played the first half of the season with the Pens and the Bears before being traded to the Kansas City Scouts. He played 22 games with them that season and spent another year in Kansas City before becoming a free agent.
In 1979, the Penguins traded him to the Montreal Canadiens. He remained with the Canadiens for the next three years where he shared goaltending duties. In 1981, Herron was awarded the Vezina Trophy with teammates Michel Larocque and Richard Sevigny. In 1982, Herron shared the William M. Jennings Trophy with fellow netminder Rick Wamsley.
|Men's ice hockey|
|1978 Czechoslovakia||Ice hockey|
He is married to Debbie Pike, of St. Lambert Quebec and has two daughters, Elissa and Mandi. After retirement he worked in sales for a car dealership in Granby but then moved on to work as the director of sales and marketing at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach Florida. Like all NHL players, his NHL pension kicked in at age 55, which was in 2007.
His brother Ronald was also a professional goalie, having played in France, and his niece Catherine Herron tended nets for the women's Marlet team at McGill University. She also won the 2012 Clarkson Cup as a backup goaltender for the Montreal Stars of the CWHL
Awards and achievementsEdit
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1973–74||Salt Lake Golden Eagles||WHL||9||6||2||1||530||32||0||3.62||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Kansas City Scouts||NHL||22||4||13||4||1,280||80||0||3.75||.896||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Kansas City Scouts||NHL||64||11||39||11||3,620||243||0||4.03||.889||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Herron finds room at the inn; Ian MacDonald. The Gazette. Montreal, Que.: Dec 23, 2004. pg. C.3
and Bob Sauve
| Winner of the Vezina Trophy
with Michel Larocque and Richard Sevigny
| Winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy
with Rick Wamsley