Sébastien Caron

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Sébastien Caron
Sébastien Caron - Fribourg-Langnau Janvier 2010.jpg
Born (1980-06-25) June 25, 1980 (age 39)
Amqui, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim Ducks
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Traktor Chelyabinsk
HC Lugano
Iserlohn Roosters
Tampa Bay Lightning
Hamburg Freezers
NHL Draft 86th overall, 1999
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2000–2016

Sébastien Caron (born June 25, 1980 in Amqui, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He last played for the defunct Hamburg Freezers of the then Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[1][2] He is a 2016 Toyota Sportsplex Iron Man Tournament Champion.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Caron played in the 1993 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Matapédia, Quebec.[3]

Caron was a fourth-round pick, 86th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2005-06 season, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Caron gained national attention through his great save against Brian Savage. 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.[4] 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. On June 25, 2006, Caron was bought out from the remaining year of his four-year contract with the Penguins.[5]

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.

He signed with the Iserlohn Roosters of the German top flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the 2012-13 season and remained with the team until October 2013, when he transferred to fellow DEL club Hamburg Freezers.[6] In September 2015, Caron underwent back surgery and had to sit out three months.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 TGV Pentagone Midget 17 762 48 1 2.84
1998–99 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 30 13 10 3 1577 85 0 3.23 .912 2 1 0 68 0 0 0.00 1.000
1999–2000 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 54 38 11 3 3040 179 1 3.53 .896 14 12 2 828 50 0 3.62 .900
2000–01 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 30 12 14 3 1746 103 4 3.54 .882
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 46 14 22 8 2671 139 1 3.12 .903
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 27 12 14 1 1561 81 1 3.11 .904
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 7 14 2 1408 62 2 2.64 .916
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 9 24 5 2213 138 1 3.74 .883
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 14 7 3 4 811 26 2 1.92 .930 7 3 4 395 23 0 3.49 .850
2004–05 Saguenay Fjord LNAH 18
2004–05 Sorel-Tracy Mission LNAH 24 4 5.12 .829
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 8 9 5 1312 87 1 3.98 .881
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 6 3 3 0 357 7 2 1.18 .954
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 4 4 0 506 34 0 4.03 .868
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 1 0 0 60 1 0 1.00 .960
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 17 7 6 4 1025 40 0 2.34 .910
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 28 1 0 2.12 .833
2007–08 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 48 24 24 0 2851 144 5 3.03 .923 7 4 3 441 21 0 2.86 .923
2008–09 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 39 21 17 0 2265 101 4 2.68 .912 11 7 3 668 19 2 1.71 .947
2009–10 HC Fribourg-Gotteron NLA 46 20 26 0 2739 142 1 3.11 .915 7 3 4 429 23 0 3.22 .911
2010–11 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 12 3 7 0 655 40 0 3.66 .867
2010–11 HC Lugano NLA 14 7 7 0 846 36 2 2.55 .910
2011–12 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 49 25 23 0 2947 126 5 2.57 .932 2 0 2 117 9 0 4.62 .889
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 1 1 0 135 7 0 3.11 .877
2012–13 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 47 18 28 0 2692 135 2 3.01 .920
2013–14 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 4 2 2 0 239 14 1 3.52 .890
2013–14 Hamburg Freezers DEL 24 17 7 0 1439 40 3 1.67 .944 7 3 4 416 17 1 2.45 .922
2014–15 Hamburg Freezers DEL 33 20 11 0 1906 79 3 2.49 .920 7 3 4 416 18 1 2.59 .900
2015–16 Hamburg Freezers DEL 12 5 7 0 658 41 0 3.74 .880
AHL totals 149 59 66 16 4 8677 430 10 2.97 .901 7 3 4 395 23 0 3.49 .850
NHL totals 95 26 48 7 5 5156 296 4 3.44 .892
DEL totals 169 87 78 0 9881 435 14 2.64 16 6 10 949 44 2 2.78

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards Year
CHL
Memorial Cup (Rimouski Océanic) 2000
Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2000
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy 2000
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2003 2007 Stanley Cup Champion

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sébastien Caron's profile and statistics at DEL.org (in German)
  2. ^ "2013/2014 Spieler" [Players] (in German). Hamburg Freezers. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  3. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  4. ^ "Caron's save against the Philadelphia Flyers". YouTube. 2006-04-24. Retrieved 2006-04-24.
  5. ^ "Penguins buyout two contracts". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2006-06-25. Retrieved 2006-06-25.
  6. ^ marksoft. "Neuzugang im Freezers-Tor: Sébastien Caron kommt aus Iserlohn - hockeyfans.at". www.hockeyfans.at. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  7. ^ Simon, Philipp. "Heeter macht zu viele Fehler: Torwart-Roulette schadet den Freezers | MOPO.de". MOPO.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-02-15.

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