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Martin Biron
Martin Biron
Number: 43
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 186
Catches: Left
Born: Aug 15, 1977
Birthplace: Lac St. Charles, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed with the Islanders on July 22, 2009
Drafted: BUF / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (16th overall)
LAST SEASON: Earned his first career victory with the New York Islanders on October 31, 2009, a 5-0 shutout over the Buffalo Sabres (38 saves) ... Recorded his 200th career victory on October 31, 2009, a 5-0 shutout victory over the Buffalo Sabres (38 saves) ... Played in his 450th career game on December 27, 2009 at the Philadelphia Flyers (2-1 Loss) ... Played in five (5) straight games, his longest stretch of the season from (4/1/10 – 4/10/10).

2008-09: Stopped all 28 shots he faced to post his second career NHL playoff shutout and earn a 3-0 win at Pittsburgh in Game Five on Apr. 23... Allowed two goals on 25 shots to record a 3-1 loss vs. Pittsburgh in Game Four on Apr. 21... Stopped 26 of 29 shots to earn a 6-3 win vs. Pittsburgh in Game Three on Apr. 19... Allowed three goals on 49 shots through three periods and 18:29 of overtime to record a 3-2 overtime loss in Game Two at Pittsburgh on Apr. 17... Allowed four goals on 33 shots to record a 4-1 loss in Game One at Pittsburgh on Apr. 15.

Winner of the Toyota Cup as the Flyer who accumulated the most points associated with being selected as a “Star of the Game”…Recipient of the Yanick Dupre Class Guy Memorial Award presented annually to the Flyer who best illustrates character, dignity and respect for the sport both on and off the ice by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association…Tied for sixth in the NHL in shutouts with five…Appeared in 18 of the final 20 games of the season (10-4-4 record) and in 20 of the final 23 games (10-4-5 record)...Was named First Star vs. Pittsburgh on April 6 after turning aside all 20 shots faced to post a 2-0 win…Was named First Star vs. New Jersey on April 4 after stopping all 22 shots faced to record 3-0 win...Was named Second Star vs. Anaheim on Feb. 2 after stopping all 27 shots faced to record 3-0 win...Posted an assist vs. Washington on Nov. 23, his first point as a Flyer...Was named First Star of the Week for week ending Oct. 21 after posting a 3-0-0 record, 0.66 GAA, .982 save percentage and two shutouts...Was named First Star vs. Carolina on Oct. 20 after stopping 42 of 44 shot faced to record 3-2 overtime win...Goal allowed vs. Carolina on Oct. 20 ended his shutout streak at 143:20 minutes...Was the first Flyers goaltender to record shutouts in consecutive games since Brian Boucher (10/30/01 and 10/31/01)...Was named First Star vs. New Jersey on Oct. 18 after stopping all 38 shots faced to record 4-0 win...Was named First Star vs. Atlanta on Oct. 16 after stopping all 31 shots faced - his first shutout as a Flyer - to record 4-0 win.

Played parts of seven NHL seasons with Buffalo (1995-96 and 1998-99 through 2006-07)...Compiled a 134-115-37 record, 2.53 GAA, .909 save percentage and 18 shutouts in 300 career regular season games with the Sabres...Is second on the Sabres All-Time List in shutouts (18) and third in games played (300) and wins (134)…Was drafted by the Sabres in the first round (16th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft…2006-07: Registered a 6-8-2 record and 3.02 GAA in 16 games for the Flyers…Signed a two-year contract extension on March 27…Stopped 34 of 37 shots faced to record 4-3 overtime win at Boston on March 1, his first game as a Flyer...Posted a 12-4-1 record, 3.04 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in 19 games for the Sabres…2005-06: Won 13 straight starts from Nov. 15 through Dec. 17…Won 13th straight start in 4-3 win vs. Pittsburgh on December 17…Lost first game in 14 starts in a 4-1 loss at Florida on December 22…Runner up for NHL Defensive Player of the Week for four straight weeks (Nov. 21-27, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, Dec. 5-11 and Dec. 12-18)…2003-04: Recorded 25th win of the year and 100th career win vs. Columbus on Mar. 29…Named NHL Defensive Player of the Week for October 20-26, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.92 GAA and .940 save percentage…Made 32 saves for a 3-1 win at Colorado on October 26 in his 200th career NHL game…Recorded 20th win of the season with a 6-0 shutout at Washington on March 10…Posted eight straight wins from Jan. 22 through Feb. 20, recording a 1.74 GAA and .943 save percentage…Runner-up for NHL Defensive Player of the Week for Jan. 26 through Feb. 1 recording a 3-0-0 record and a 1.00 GAA…2002-03: Posted a team record three consecutive shutouts (at Phoenix on January 18, vs. Pittsburgh on January 21 and vs. Toronto on January 24), setting the franchise record with a shutout streak of 221:58, surpassing Dominik Hasek’s record of 178:33…Had a career-high 48 saves in a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on February 15…2001-02: Finished the year with 31 wins and a 2.22 GAA (both tied for 10th in the NHL) and a .915 save percentage (tied for ninth in the NHL)…Appeared in 72 regular season games (2nd in the NHL) tying the Sabres’ record (Dominik Hasek, 1997-98 and Don Edwards 1977-78)…Recorded 4,085 minutes (3rd all-time in Sabres’ history) and 31 wins (tied for 5th all-time in Sabres’ history)…Finished the season with a seven-game unbeaten streak, going 5-0-2…2000-01:  Appeared in 18 games for Buffalo, recording a 2.55 GAA and a .909 save percentage…Posted a 3-1-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and .955 save percentage for the Sabres’ AHL Affiliate, the Rochester Americans…1999-00:Finished tied for third in the NHL in shutouts (5), tying the Sabres’ record for most shutouts by a rookie and tied for seventh all-time in NHL history for most shutouts by a rookie …Recorded first NHL shutout with a 4-0 win at Atlanta on November 19…Named NHL Player of the Week from Nov. 1-7…Went unbeaten, 6-0-0, with Rochester and was named AHL Goaltender of the Month for October…1998-99: Appeared in six games with the Sabres and 52 games with Rochester…Led the AHL in shutouts (6), save percentage (.930) and GAA (2.07)…Finished second in the AHL with 36 wins…Awarded the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award as the top goaltender in the AHL with a 36-13-3 record, 2.07 GAA and .930 save percentage… Shared the Harry "Hap" Holmes Award with Tom Draper for the fewest goals against in a season (172, 108-Biron, 60-Draper, 4-Roloson)…Set the all-time AHL record for save percentage in a season (.930)…Named AHL First Team All-Star…1997-98:Led the AHL with five shutouts, posting a 14-18-6 record…1995-96:Made his NHL debut at Pittsburgh on December 26, becoming the fourth-youngest goalie to appear in an NHL game (18 years, 133 days)…Amateur Career: Spent parts of three seasons with Beauport in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League…Traded from Beauport to Hull in 1996…With Hull, he finished with the lowest GAA in the QMJHL (2.65)…Led the QMJHL in games played (19) and wins (12) in the playoffs in 1995-96…Named to Canadian Major Junior All-Star First Team and awarded the Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year.




J. Tavares 78 33 37 6 70
K. Okposo 79 22 42 -4 64
F. Nielsen 81 20 32 1 52
B. Nelson 81 26 14 -3 40
N. Leddy 81 5 35 -9 40
A. Lee 80 15 21 -2 36
J. Bailey 81 12 20 -7 32
C. Cizikas 80 8 21 4 29
R. Strome 71 8 20 -9 28
M. Grabovski 58 9 16 3 25
T. Greiss 23 11 4 .925 2.36
J. Halak 18 13 4 .919 2.30
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