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Martin Biron

Martin Biron  #43

Goalie
NUMBER: 43 BIRTHDATE: August 15, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lac St. Charles, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 186 DRAFTED: BUF / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)
Brother of Mathieu QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1995) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (1995) AHL First All-Star Team (1999) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (1999) (shared with Tom Draper) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL Outstanding Goaltender) (1999) Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo for Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (T.J. Brennan) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 22, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2010. Missed remainder of 2010-11 season due to broken collarbone during practice, February 28, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 and 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, October 20, 2013.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Friday
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