New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin Biron has announced his retirement.
The Rangers' former backup goaltender announced he's hanging up the pads on
Sunday, less than a week since being placed on waivers and a subsequent
assignment to Hartford the American Hockey League after going unclaimed.
Biron appeared in two games during the Rangers' ugly 1-4-0 start this season,
and had a record of 0-1-0 with a 7.61 goals-against average and .763 save
He had an infamous relief stint for starter Henrik Lundqvist in a 9-2 loss at
San Jose, where he was victimized by Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's behind-the-
back and between-the-legs breakaway goal late in the contest.
A former first-round draft pick (16th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in 1995,
Biron made his NHL debut later that year, going 0-2-0 with a 5.05 GAA in three
The Quebec native was soon sent back to juniors, then bounced between the AHL
and NHL for several years before finally gaining a starting spot with the
Sabres in 2001-02. Biron also played for the Flyers and Islanders, then landed
with the Rangers in 2010.
Over 508 regular-season appearances, Biron posted a 230-191-52 record, 2.62
GAA and 28 shutouts. He was 11-12 with a 2.87 GAA and two whitewashes in 23
postseason starts, with Philadelphia in 2008 and '09.
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