Martin Biron has opted to retire from hockey at the age of 36.
After thinking about it it with my family, I've decided to retire as a player and move on to a new chapter. Thank you all for your support.— Martin Biron (@martybiron43) October 20, 2013
Biron finishes his NHL career with 210 wins, including 22 with the Rangers.
It's unfortunate that Biron had to go out in this manner. He had been a quality goaltender in the NHL for a long time and was praised for his character and attitude by everyone. However, it is a part of the business and I'm sure Biron understands that. Biron will probably take some time off but I'm sure he will come back to hockey in some capacity eventually, whether as a coach or on TV. In the mean time, all the best to him and congratulations on a very respectable career.
For the Rangers, the move frees up $375,000 in cap space. Every penny counts given the tight cap situation. However, it also creates a bit of a depth issue in goal. There are no guarantees that Talbot will prove capable of backing up Lundqvist, and an incredibly raw Jason Missiaen now stands as Hartford's starting goaltender. The Rangers might eventually add a goaltender for depth.
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Good guy. I liked when he would give the shooter tips during shootouts. He was pretty accurate. Glad he was here. Good luck to him and his family.
Thanks, Marty.Glad you were here the past couple of years. You were a real plus. I would guess there are a lot of people that would be thrilled to be able to retire at 36.
Biron has the right idea walking away from this organization at this time. I mean who wants to be a part of the Colombus blue jackets?
@JustinRP37 great for team chemistry... how so? by sucking while on the ice?