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Pens Acquire Goaltender Mathieu Garon

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Mathieu Garon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Dany Sabourin, forward Ryan Stone and a fourth round draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Garon, 31, has appeared in 15 contests for Edmonton this season posting a 6-8-0 record, along with a 3.17 goals-against average and .895 save percentage.  The 6-2, 192-pound goaltender posted a 26-18-1 mark in 47 games with Edmonton last season.  He finished the 2007-08 season with a .913 save percentage and a 2.66 goals-against average winning the Oilers’ Molson Cup Award (most three star selections).

The native of Chandler, Quebec has played parts of eight seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton.  Garon recorded a career-high 31 wins during his 2005-06 season with the Kings and posted a career-best .940 save percentage in 2003-04 season with Montreal.  Garon has registered a 91-82-3-10 record, along with a .904 save percentage and a 2.84 goals-against average in 199 career NHL contests.  He was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 44th overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft.

Sabourin has posted a 6-8-2 record in 19 games, along with a .898 save percentage and a 2.85 goals-against average this season.  The 6-4, 200-pound goaltender recorded career-highs in games played (24) and wins (10) during the 2007-08 season. 

Stone appeared in eight career contests with Pittsburgh, including two this season.  The Calgary, Alberta native has notched 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) with Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins this season.  He was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft.

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