On Thursday August 27th, the Newfoundland Growlers announced the re-signing of Canadian defensemen Miles Gendron. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season. This will be Gendron’s second full professional season.
Gendron, 24-years-old, spent his 2019-20 campaign with several teams. Starting the season in Brampton on a contract with the AHL’s Belleville Senators, the 6’2 product of Oakville was dealt in late February to the Toronto Marlies. Nicholas Baptiste was sent the other way.
In 32 ECHL games, Gendron recorded four goals along with 11 assists which made for 15 points. He also played a single game in the American Hockey League after being called up. “I’m super excited to be back with the Growlers,” Gendron said about returning to Newfoundland.
Prior to making the jump pro, the left-shot defensemen spent four years in collegiate hockey with the Connecticut Huskies. His senior year, he served as team captain. Through 126 games, Gendron recorded 10 goals along with 23 assists for 33 points. He also added 82 penalty minutes.
Gendron joins James Melindy, Todd Skirving, Garrett Johnston and Mark Tremaine on Newfoundland’s roster for 2020-21. As per the ECHL, the season is scheduled to commence with puck drop falling on the fourth of December.