Martin Biron retires

A week after being waived and going unclaimed, goaltender Martin Biron has announced his retirement from the NHL after 16 seasons. Biron was waived by the Rangers after a subpar performance in St. Louis, as the Rangers appeared to be ready to move on from the goalie who was the first serviceable and reliable backup for Henrik Lundqvist since Kevin Weekes.

For his career, Biron went 288-248-27 with Buffalo, Philadelphia, the Islanders, and the Rangers with a 2.56 GAA and a .910 SV%. With his retirement, the full $1.3 million salary will come off the books. Previously, only $925,000 came off the books as a part of the Wade Redden rule.

Biron will have a future in this league, hopefully as a coach. He was instrumental in scouting shootouts for the Rangers, and his advice probably gave the club an extra couple of shootout wins.

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  • It’s too bad that Marty came to us so late in his career, but he was a fun guy, got along well with Hank, and the rest of the team. We could have used him a few years before he got here.

    I for one want to wish Marty all the best for him, and his family. Whatever you do Marty, do it like you played your game, with a smile, and having fun. You will be successful!!!!!

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