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Mathieu Biron

Mathieu Biron  #34

Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: April 29, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Lac St-Charles, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 233 DRAFTED: LAK / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
Brother of Martin WJC-A All-Star Team (2000) Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles with Olli Jokinen, Josh Green and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999 Entry Draft for Ziggy Palffy, Brian Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Daniel Johansson) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 20, 1999. Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (later traded to Washington later traded to Vancouver Vancouver selected Denis Grot) in 2002 Entry Draft for Adrian Aucoin and Alexander Kharitonov, June 22, 2001. Claimed by Columbus from Tampa Bay in Waiver Draft, October 4, 2002. Traded to Florida by Columbus for Petr Tenkrat, October 4, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 10, 2005. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 9, 2006. Traded to Montreal by San Jose for Patrick Traverse, December 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), June 18, 2009.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares