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Former Buffalo Sabres Netminder Martin Biron Retires


After being put on waivers and clearing waivers by the New York Rangers, long-time NHL netminder Martin Biron has decided to hang up his pads rather than report to the AHL. Biron made the announcement today via twitter.

The Rangers placed Biron on waivers after a couple of rough outings to begin the season after backing up Henrik Lundqvist for the previous 4 season’s. Biron played 16 years in the NHL after being selected 16th overall in the 1995 NHL draft, but at 36 he’s decided to

move on to the next stage of his life.

Martin Biron spent time with the New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. He amassed over 230 career wins and 28 shutouts throughout his 16 year career and ranks 59th in all-time wins. Throughout his 16 years he put up five career 20-win seasons and two 30-win campaigns.

Biron wore the blue and gold with the Sabres for 7 seasons after taking the net from Dominik Hasek and then giving the crease to Ryan Miller in the 2005-2006 season. Following his career with the Sabres he moved on to life with the Flyers and led them to the Eastern Conference Finals before heading over to the Islanders.

Martin Biron was one heck of a goaltender and was beloved by Sabres’ fans right through to his retirement. Whether it’s his charming sense of humour or his fists in fights, Biron just has an ability to win anyone over. Here are some highlights from Biron’s career between the pipes, his time in the Winter Classic and who could forget his famous fight with Ray Emery?

After Martin Biron announced his retirement on twitter support came flowing in from many NHL players and Ryan Miller even chimed in.

What’s next for Biron is unknown but his future will undoubtedly involve some time analyzing hockey in some way or another. Can Martin Biron join the Buffalo Sabres broadcast family?

Thanks for all the memory Martin Biron and happy trails!

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  • qwicwted

    Yes Marty…….Thanks for the Memories. Would love to see you involved with the Sabres in some way!

    • Caitlin Campbell

      Same here, same here. He’s a classy guy and was a solid netminder.

  • Sean McGrath

    Corsi may not have too long before he decides to retire as well, having Marty in as the new goaltending coach would be a great move and trying to bring him back to Buffalo!

    • Caitlin Campbell

      Having Marty as the goaltending coach would be something else. But how would he and Miller mesh after Miller took his job? Although I guess Miller will be gone soon anyways.

  • Jes

    Had a good career. Got chewed out by the lame Philly fans. He even played pretty good for the Flyers yet Philly seems to be goalie suicide. Other than that bump in the road he was good. I have an old Biron jersey, used to love the guy haha.

    • Caitlin Campbell

      hahah I agree Philly is becoming Goalie suicide…

  • Chris D.

    Marty should have been on the Sabres payroll MINUTES after this announcement. His interview on WGR today was excellent, classic Marty! Pegula, put him on your staff in some capacity…