Sébastien Caron

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Sébastien Caron
Sébastien Caron - Fribourg-Langnau Janvier 2010.jpg
Born (1980-06-25) June 25, 1980 (age 34)
Amqui, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
DEL team
Former teams
Hamburg Freezers
NHL Draft 86th overall, 1999
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2000–present

Sébastien Caron (born June 25, 1980, in Amqui, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Hamburg Freezers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League).[1][2] He previously played for the Iserlohn Roosters.

Biography[edit]

Caron was a fourth-round pick in 1999 and is a butterfly goaltender best known for his great save from Brian Savage against the Philadelphia Flyers. This save came early in the 2005–06 season with his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck went off the left goal post. Savage then tried to tip the puck in the goal but Caron quickly scooped the puck up with his glove almost on the goal line. Caron was also known for allowing a 170-foot shot by Washington Capitals defenseman Ivan Majeský. He started the season as backup to Jocelyn Thibault and ended it as back-up to Marc-André Fleury.

During the 2007 playoffs, Caron served as a spare goaltender for the Anaheim Ducks. He was not called on to dress during the playoffs. Caron was included on the Stanley Cup winning picture, and has a Stanley Cup ring; however, because he only played one regular season game, he did not qualify to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. On April 1, 2010, Caron was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers. He was the seventh goaltender acquired by the Flyers' for the 2009–10 NHL season. Caron was never in net for Philadelphia during his short visit.

On August 23, 2010, Caron was signed by Traktor Chelyabinsk. He also played for HC Lugano of Swiss National League A, and the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany.

On March 19, 2012, he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.

On June 15, 2012, Caron was traded along with two second-round draft picks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft to the Nashville Predators for goalie Anders Lindbäck, Kyle Wilson, and a seventh-round draft pick.

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2000–01 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 30 12 14 3 1,746 103 4 3.54
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 46 14 22 8 2,671 139 1 3.12
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 7 14 2 1,408 62 2 2.64
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 27 12 14 1 1,561 81 1 3.11
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 9 24 5 2,213 138 1 3.74
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 14 7 3 4 811 26 2 1.92
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 8 9 5 1,312 87 1 3.98
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 6 3 3 0 357 7 2 1.18
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 1 0 0 60 1 0 1.00
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 28 1 0 2.14
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 4 4 0 506 34 0 4.03
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 17 7 6 4 1,025 40 0 2.34
2007–08 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 48 24 24 0 144 5 3.03
2008–09 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 39 21 17 0 2,265 101 4 2.68
2009–10 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 46 20 26 0 2,739 142 1 3.11
2010–11 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 12 655 40 0 3.66
2010–11 HC Lugano Swiss 14 7 7 846 36 2 2.55
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 1 1 0 135 7 0 3.11
2011–12 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 49 25 23 0 2,947 126 5 2.57
NHL totals 95 26 48 7 7 5,156 296 4 3.44

Transactions[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Memorial Cup Champion (Rimouski Océanic), 2000.
  • Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup Outstanding Goaltender), 2000.
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team, 2000.
  • National Hockey League All-Rookie Team, 2002–03.

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