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Mathieu Garon

Mathieu Garon  #32

NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: January 9, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Chandler, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: MTL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Right ROUND: 2nd   (44th overall)
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1996) QMJHL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1996) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1998) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1998) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (1998) Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal with San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Paul Baier) in 2004 Entry Draft for Radek Bonk and Cristobal Huet, June 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 3, 2007. Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Dany Sabourin, Ryan Stone and Pittsburgh's 4th round choice (Tobias Rieder) in 2011 Entry Draft, January 17, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), October 10, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, May 2, 2014.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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