After spending the last three seasons as Henrik Lundqvist's backup in New York, Biron was placed on waivers this week after giving up five goals in just two appearances this season. Rather than play for the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack, Biron announced his retirement on Twitter on Sunday.
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, 36, played for four different teams over the course of his career. He was the starting goalie in Buffalo and Philadelphia, even helping the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2008. He went 230-191-25-27 with a 2.62 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage over the course of his career.
Biron was a capable backup in New York, posting a 2.16 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in his first three seasons with the team. But as the Rangers got off to sluggish start, so did Biron. His 7.61 goals-against average in two appearances was enough for the Rangers to drop him on the waiver wire and for Biron to decide to call it quits.