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Martin Biron
Martin Biron
Goaltender
(BEE-rawn, MAHR-tihn)
Number: 43
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 186
Catches: Left
Born: Aug 15, 1977
Birthplace: Lac St. Charles, QC, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2010.
Drafted: BUF / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (16th overall)
NHL CAREER:
2012-2013: 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 Lundqvist in net at 9:11 of the second period while making his season debut on Jan. 20 vs. PIT. 2011-12: Tied for fourth among NHL goaltenders with three assists. ... Became the 60th goaltender in NHL history to appear in 500 career games, stopping 27 of 31 shots in a 5-2 loss on Apr. 5 at PIT. ... Posted his 10th win of the season with a 14-save effort in a 4-3 overtime win on Feb. 9 vs. TBL; His start in net snapped a streak of 26 consecutive starts by Henrik Lundqvist against Tampa Bay, dating back to Nov. 10, 2005. ... Made 24 saves and tallied an assist in a 4-2 win on Dec. 22 vs. NYI. ... Posted his first shutout as a Ranger, and 27th of his career, stopping all 23 shots faced on Nov. 6 vs. WPG to record his third consecutive win. ... Made 27 saves in a 2-1 win on Oct. 24 at WPG while making his first regular season start since Feb. 7, 2011 at DET (L, 2-3); The win was his first since a 2-1 shootout victory on Jan. 24, 2011 at WSH. ... Turned aside all three shots faced while making his first appearance of the season after entering the game at 8:25 of the third period on Oct. 22 at EDM; It was his first regular season appearance since Feb. 7, 2011 at DET after missing the last 18 games of the 2010-11 season with a fractured collarbone suffered in practice on Feb. 28. 2010-11: Missed the last 18 games of the season with a fractured collarbone suffered on Feb. 28. ... Held opponents to two or fewer goals in nine of his 15 starts. ... Turned aside a season-high, 33 of 35 shots in a 3-0 (empty net goal) loss at Florida on Jan. 2. ... Made 29 saves in a 3-2 overtime win on Nov. 11 vs. Buffalo while registering his first win at MSG as a Ranger. ... Made his Rangers debut, stopping 24 shots in a 2-1 win on Oct. 21 at Toronto, after dressing as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup in each of the first four games of the season. 2009-10: Posted a record of 7-3-1 in his final 11 starts of the season with the Islanders… Recorded 30-plus saves on 10 occasions, including a 38-save shutout on Oct. 31 vs. Buffalo to earn his 200th career victory. ... Posted a season-high, four-game winning streak from Mar. 25 vs. Calgary to Apr. 6 vs. Montreal, recording a 2.50 goals against average and a .915 save percentage over the span. ... Made his 450th career appearance on Dec. 27 at Philadelphia. 2008-09: Registered 30-plus saves in 21 contests, including four games with 40 or more saves. ... Recorded a season-high, 45 saves on Mar. 17 at Detroit. ... Notched his second shutout of the season with a 34-save effort on Feb. 25 vs. Los Angeles. ... Posted a season-high, four-game winning streak from Nov. 15 at Montreal to Nov. 24 vs. Dallas, registering a 1.74 goals against average with a .941 save percentage and one shutout over the span. ... Turned aside 40 shots to register his first shutout of the season on Nov. 21 at Buffalo. ... Stopped all 28 shots he faced to earn his second career NHL playoff shutout in a 3-0 Game Five victory at Pittsburgh on Apr. 23. ... Collected a career-high four assists. 2007-08: Winner of the Toyota Cup as the Flyer who accumulated the most points associated with being selected as a “Star of the Game”. ... Recipient of the Yanick Dupre Class Guy Memorial Award presented annually to the Flyer who best illustrates character, dignity and respect for the sport both on and off the ice by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association … Tied for sixth in the NHL in shutouts with five. ... Appeared in 18 of the final 20 games of the season, posting a 10-4-4 record over the span. ... Registered an assist vs. Washington on Nov. 23, his first point as a Flyer. ... Was named First Star of the Week for the week ending Oct. 21 after posting a 3-0-0 record, 0.66 goals against average, .982 save percentage and two shutouts. ... Recorded 42 saves to record a 3-2 overtime victory on Oct. 20 vs. Carolina and earn First Star. ... Posted a shutout streak of 143:20 before allowing a goal on Oct. 20 vs. Carolina. ... Became the first Flyers goaltender to record shutouts in consecutive games since Brian Boucher (Oct. 30, 2001 and Oct. 31, 2001). ... Named First Star in a 4-0 win on Oct. 16 vs. Atlanta after stopping all 31 shots while recording his first shutout as a Flyer. 2006-07: Recorded 34 saves in a 4-3 overtime win on Mar. 1 vs. Boston in his Flyers debut, following his trade from Buffalo on Feb. 27 in exchange for a second round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (T.J. Brennan). ... Posted a 12-4-1 record, 3.04 goals against average and .899 save percentage in 19 games for the Sabres. 2005-06: Won 13 consecutive starts from Nov. 15 vs. New Jersey to Dec. 17 vs. Pittsburgh, registering a 2.43 goals against average and a .916 save percentage over the span. ... Was the runner up for NHL Defensive Player of the Week for four straight weeks (Nov. 21-27, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, Dec. 5 – 11 and Dec. 12-18). 2003-04: Recorded 25th win of the year and 100th career win on Mar. 29 vs. Columbus. ... Named NHL Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 20-26, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.92 goals against average and .940 save percentage. ... Registered 32 saves in a 3-1 win on Oct. 26 at Colorado in his 200th career game. ... Posted eight consecutive wins from Jan. 22 to Feb. 20, recording a 1.74 goals against average and .943 save percentage. ... Runner-up for NHL Defensive Player of the Week for Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, recording a 3-0-0 record and a 1.00 goals against average. 2002-03: Posted a team record three consecutive shutouts (Jan. 18 at Phoenix, Jan. 21 vs. Pittsburgh and Jan. 24 vs. Toronto), setting the franchise record with a shutout streak of 221:58; surpassing Dominik Hasek’s record of 178:33. ... Registered a career-high 48 saves in a 5-4 win on Feb. 15 vs. New York Rangers. 2001-02: Ranked 10th in the NHL in wins (31), goals against average (2.22) and ninth in save percentage (.915) ... Ranked second among NHL goaltenders with 72 games played, tying the Sabres’ franchise record for goalie appearances in a season (Dominik Hasek, 1997-98 and Don Edwards 1977-78) ... Recorded 4,085 minutes (third all-time in Sabres’ history) and 31 wins (tied for fifth all-time in Sabres’ history). 2000-01: Appeared in 18 games for Buffalo, recording a 2.55 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. 1999-00: Tied for third in the NHL in shutouts (five), tying the Sabres’ record for most shutouts by a rookie and tied for seventh all-time in NHL history for most shutouts by a rookie. ... Recorded first NHL shutout in 4-0 win on Nov. 19 at Atlanta. ... Named NHL Player of the Week from Nov. 1-7. 1998-99: Dressed in six games with Buffalo. 1995-96: Made his NHL debut on Dec. 26 at Pittsburgh, becoming the fourth-youngest goalie to appear in an NHL game (18 years, 133 days).

MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER
2009-10: Posted a 1-1-0 record in two games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) while on a conditioning assignment. 2000-01: Posted a 3-1-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and .955 save percentage for Buffalo's AHL Affiliate, the Rochester Americans. 1999-00: Went unbeaten, 6-0-0, with Rochester and was named AHL Goaltender of the Month for October. ... 1998-99: Appeared in 52 games with Rochester. ... Led the AHL in shutouts (6), save percentage (.930) and GAA (2.07). ... Finished second in the AHL with 36 wins…Awarded the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award as the top goaltender in the AHL with a 36-13-3 record, 2.07 GAA and .930 save percentage. ... Shared the Harry "Hap" Holmes Award with Tom Draper for the fewest goals against in a season (172, 108-Biron, 60-Draper, 4-Roloson). ... Set the all-time AHL record for save percentage in a season (.930). ... Named AHL First Team All-Star. 1997-98: Led the AHL with five shutouts, posting a 14-18-6 record. ... Appeared in two games with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL), posting a 0-1-1 record and allowing only three goals in 86 minutes.

JUNIOR CAREER
1996-97: Traded from Beauport of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) to Hull (QMJHL). 1995-96: Led the QMJHL in games played (19) and wins (12) in the playoffs. 1994-95: Named to Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team and was named the Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year. ... Received the Jacques Plante Trophy as the QMJHL's "Best Goaltender". ... Received the Raymond Lagace Trophy as the QMJHL's "Defensive Rookie of the Year". ... Received the Michael Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL's "Top Draft Prospect".

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2003: Member of gold-medal-winning Team Canada at World Championships. 1997: Made one appearance for gold-medal-winning Team Canada at U-20 World Junior Championship.

BACKGROUND
Is one of only four players in NHL history to play for all three teams in the state of New York (Pat LaFontaine, Mike Donnelly and Jason Dawe). ... Is an avid golfer. ... Shows and breeds horses on his farm, named "Overtime Farms". ... Enjoys spending time with his family. ... His favorite television show is "Modern Family". ... Lists Dan Brown as his favorite author. ... His first job was as an umpire and scorekeeper for little league baseball. ... Lists Braveheart and For the Love of the Game as his favorite movies. ... Married – wife, Anne Marie; son, Jacob; daughters, Grace, Emily and Ashley.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
July 8, 1995 -- Selected by the Buffalo Sabres 16th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Feb. 27, 2007 -- Traded to Philadelphia for a second-round pick (T.J. Brennan) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. July 22, 2009 -- Signed by N.Y. Islanders as an unrestricted free agent. July 1, 2010 -- Signed by Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

LONGEST WIN STREAK: 11 from Nov. 23, 2005, to Dec. 17, 2005

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 14, (13-0-1) from Nov. 15, 2005, to Dec. 17, 2005

LONGEST SHUTOUT STREAK: 221:58 from Jan. 11, 2003, to Jan. 25, 2003

MOST SHOTS FACED, GAME: 55 on March 11, 2008 (Philadelphia at Toronto)

MOST SAVES, GAME: 51 on March 11, 2008 (Philadelphia at Toronto)

FIRST NHL GAME: Dec. 26, 1995 (Buffalo at Pittsburgh)

FIRST NHL WIN: March 5, 1999 (Buffalo vs. Dallas)

FIRST NHL SHUTOUT: Nov. 19, 1999 (Buffalo at Atlanta)

CAREER IN SHOOTOUT


GAMES: 26
SHOTS AGAINST: 74
GOALS AGAINST: 33
SUCCESS RATE: 44.6 percent
WINS: 10

CAREER PENALTY SHOTS AGAINST

Jan. 8, 2000, at Ottawa (Alfredsson) -- Save
Dec. 1, 2001, at Tampa Bay (Mike Johnson) -- Save
Dec. 13, 2002, at Chicago (Zhamnov) -- Goal
Nov. 5, 2003, vs. Atlanta at Buffalo (Stefan) -- Goal
Nov. 9, 2005, vs. Carolina at Buffalo (Cole) -- Goal
Nov. 9, 2005, vs. Carolina at Buffalo (Cole) -- Save
Dec. 4, 2005, at Colorado (Svatos) -- Goal
March 28, 2007, vs. Carolina at Philadelphia (Williams) -- Save
Oct. 27, 2007, vs. Boston at Philadelphia (Kessel) -- Save
Nov. 1, 2007, at Montreal (Hamrlik) -- Save
April 25, 2008, at Montreal (A. Kostitsyn) -- Save (Eastern Conference Semifinals)
Dec. 2, 2008, at Tampa Bay (Malone) -- Save
Jan. 15, 2009, at Tampa Bay (Lecavalier) -- Goal
Feb. 16, 2012, vs. Chicago (Toews) -- Goal