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Mathieu Garon

Mathieu Garon  #32

Goalie
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)
- Has earned a point in four of his past five games, going 2-1-2 during that stretch
- Returned from the IR on Mar. 12 after missing three games with a lower body injury
- Left the game in the second period with a lower body injury on Mar. 4 at PIT
- Won his season debut, making 35 saves on 36 shots in a 4-1 win on Jan. 22 at CAR
- Dating back to last season, has posted a 17-12-3 record over his past 33 starts









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.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round