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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)

Last Game: Dressed but did not play on Thursday at ANA

- Stopped 16 of 21 shots in the game’s closing 30:41, while making his first appearance of the season, in a 9-2 loss on Tuesday at SJS

- Is one of only five players in NHL history, along with teammate Taylor Pyatt, to play for all three teams in the state of New York (Pat LaFontaine, Mike Donnelly, Jason Dawe)

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2012-13 Notes: 6 GP, 2-2-1, 2.32 GAA, .917 Sv%

- Made 28 saves in a 4-1 win on Mar. 10 at WSH

- Made 30 saves in a 3-2 win on Feb. 2 at TBL, while making his first start of the season

- Turned aside 19 of 20 shots in 30:42 of ice time after replacing Henrik Lundqvist in net at 9:11 of the second period while making his season debut on Jan. 20 vs. PIT

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.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres