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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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery