Mathieu Biron

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Mathieu Biron
Mathieu Biron.jpg
Born (1980-04-29) April 29, 1980 (age 36)
Lac-St-Charles, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
Florida Panthers
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 21st overall, 1998
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1999–2012

Mathieu Biron (born April 29, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played over 250 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). After retiring as a hockey player, he became a firefighter.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings in the first round (twenty-first overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Biron scored his first NHL goal against his older brother Martin Biron of the Buffalo Sabres in 1999. New York Islanders traded Žigmund Pálffy, Bryan Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and 4th round selection (previously acquired from the New Jersey Devils - Daniel Johansson) in 1999 to the Los Angeles Kings for Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and 1st round selection (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999.

Biron was traded to the Canadiens on December 15, 2006 via a trade with the San Jose Sharks for Patrick Traverse.

His last season in the NHL came in 2005-06, when he made 52 appearances for the Washington Capitals. He then spent two years in the AHL, playing for the Worcester Sharks and Hamilton Bulldogs.

Biron signed with the Frankfurt Lions of the German top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the 2008-09 season and moved to fellow DEL team Hamburg Freezers for the 2009-10 campaign.[1][2]

From 2010 to 2012 he turned out for Thetford Mines Isothermic in the LNAH.

After his hockey career, Biron became a firefighter in Lévis, Quebec.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 59 8 28 36 60 6 0 1 1 10
1998–99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 13 32 45 116 6 0 2 2 6
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 60 4 4 8 38
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 14 0 1 1 12
2000–01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 22 1 3 4 17
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 34 0 6 6 18
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 4 9 13 16
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 36 0 0 0 12
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 43 3 8 11 58
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 34 1 8 9 14
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 57 3 10 13 51
2004–05 Thetford Mines Prolab LNAH 19 7 15 22 8 17 2 7 9 11
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 52 4 9 13 15
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 24 3 15 18 42
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 53 7 14 21 52 22 2 6 8 33
2007–08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 6 6 12 38
2008–09 Frankfurt Lions DEL 49 5 16 21 82 5 0 1 1 6
2009–10 Hamburg Freezers DEL 56 5 19 24 102
2010–11 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 6 1 2 3 0 8 2 3 5 12
2011–12 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 7 0 2 2 4
NHL totals 253 12 32 44 177

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada WJC 3rd 7 0 0 0 8
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 8

Personal[edit]

His older brother Martin Biron is a former goaltender who played 16 seasons in the NHL.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freezers: Wow! Hier kommt Biron, der Super-Bär". BILD.de. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  2. ^ Côte, Amélie. "Mathieu Biron revint en Amérique du Nord - LNH - Grand Club | RDS.ca". RDS.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Mathieu Biron: de joueur de la LNH à... pompier". Le Journal de Québec. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Zultek
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Alexander Frolov