June 25, 1980 |
Amqui, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||86th overall, 1999
Sébastien Caron (born June 25, 1980 in Amqui, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the defunct Hamburg Freezers of the then Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He is a 2016 Toyota Sportsplex Iron Man Tournament Champion.
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 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. In September 2015, Caron underwent back surgery and had to sit out three months.
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||3||1||1||—||0||135||7||0||3.11|
- June 26, 1999 – Drafted by Pittsburgh in the fourth round (86th overall) of the 1999 Entry Draft.
- June 25, 2006 – Caron's contract bought out by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- July 27, 2006 – Caron signed with the Chicago Blackhawks.
- December 29, 2006 – Traded along with Matt Keith and Chris Durno to Anaheim Ducks for P. A. Parenteau and Bruno St. Jacques.
- April 1, 2010 – Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers.
- August 23, 2010 – Signed by Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL).
- March 19, 2012 – Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 1-year, one-way contract.
- June 15, 2012 – Traded to the Nashville Predators, along with 3 draft picks for Kyle Wilson, Anders Lindbäck, and one draft pick.
- 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.
- Sébastien Caron's profile and statistics at DEL.org (in German)
- "2013/2014 Spieler" [Players] (in German). Hamburg Freezers. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- marksoft. "Neuzugang im Freezers-Tor: Sébastien Caron kommt aus Iserlohn - hockeyfans.at". www.hockeyfans.at. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
- Simon, Philipp. "Heeter macht zu viele Fehler: Torwart-Roulette schadet den Freezers | MOPO.de". MOPO.de (in German). Retrieved 2016-02-15.