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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)
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.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday