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Martin Biron Captures Toyota Cup

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Goaltender Martin Biron has won this season’s Toyota Cup as the Flyer who accumulated the most points associated with being selected as a “Star of the Game.” Five points were awarded for being selected First Star, three points were awarded for a Second Star performance and one point was awarded for a Third Star selection. Biron was named First Star five times, Second Star eight times and Third Star three times for 52 points.

Biron was presented with the Toyota Cup in a ceremony prior to today’s Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins game at the Wachovia Center by Bob McCormick, representing the Tri-State Toyota Dealers. In addition, the Tri-State Toyota Dealers have made a $5,000 donation in the name of Biron to the Athletes Against Autism.

Biron has compiled a 29-20-9 record, a 2.64 GAA, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 61 games for the Flyers this season.

This is the seventh year for the Toyota Cup award. Previous winners are:

- 2000-01       Roman Cechmanek

- 2001-02       Simon Gagne

- 2002-03       Keith Primeau

- 2003-04       Mark Recchi

- 2005-06       Simon Gagne

- 2006-07       Simon Gagne

- 2007-08       Martin Biron

Athletes Against Autism is a group of athletes, personally touched by autism, who are harnessing their efforts into one voice in order to raise awareness and funds for autism research, treatment and education programs.
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