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Flyers Sign Biron to Two-Year Extension

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
(March 27) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed 6'3", 175-pound goaltender Martin Biron to a two-year contract extension, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.

"We are extremely pleased to get this done," said Holmgren in making the announcement. "Marty has come in and played well and we look for him to be a solid goaltender for us for the next two years."

Biron, 29, has registered a 16-9-2 record, 3.01 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 29 games this season for the Buffalo Sabres and the Flyers. He has posted a 4-5-1 record, 2.96 GAA and .913 save percentage in 10 games for the Flyers. He was acquired by the Flyers from Buffalo in exchange for a second round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft on February 27, 2007. In 19 games for the Sabres, he compiled a 12-4-1 record, 3.04 goals-against average and .899 save percentage.

Over parts of seven NHL seasons with Buffalo (1995-96 and 1998-99 to 2006-07) and the Flyers (2006-07), Biron has compiled a 138-120-30 record, 2.54 GAA, .910 save percentage and 18 shutouts in 310 career regular season games. He is second on the Sabres' All-Time List in shutouts (18) and third in games played (300) and wins (134).

A native of Lac St. Charles, Quebec, Biron was originally drafted by the Sabres in the first round (16th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
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