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Mathieu Biron
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Born April 29, 1980 (1980-04-29) (age 39)
Lac-St-Charles, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots 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).

He is the brother of former NHL goaltender Martin Biron.

Playing CareerEdit

Mathieu was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round (twenty-first overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

On June 20, 1999, he (along with Olli Jokinen, Josh Green and a first-round pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft (Taylor Pyatt) was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Bryan Smolinski, Zigmund Palffy, Marcel Cousineau and a 4th-round pick in the 1999 draft (Daniel Johansson). While with the Islanders, he played in 74 games with them.

On June 22, 2001, Mathieu was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning (along with a second-round pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft) in exchange for Adrian Aucoin and Alexander Kharitonov) where he played in 36 games for the team.

On October 4, 2002, he was claimed off waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets, but on the same day, he was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Petr Tenkrat.

On August 9, 2006, the San Jose Sharks signed Mathieu as a free agent where he played for their AHL team, the Worchester Sharks.

On December 15, 2006, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Patrick Traverse.

Mathieu's last season in the NHL came in the 2005-06 season 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.

In the 2008-09 season, he signed with the Frankfurt Lions of the German top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the 2008-09 season & moved to fellow DEL team Hamburg Freezers for the 2009-10 season

From 2010 to 2012, Mathieu played for the Thetford Mines Isothermic in the LNAH.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada WJC Template:Brca 7 0 0 0 8
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 8

International PlayEdit

Mathieu represented Canada at the 2000 World Junior Championships where he was a WJC All-Star.

Personal LifeEdit

After his hockey career, Mathieu trained and studied to become a firefighter in Lévis, Quebec, Canada.

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