Rangers goalie Martin Biron announces retirement

Bruce Bennett

The 36-year-old completed a 16-year career on Sunday.

Veteran New York Rangers goalie Martin Biron announced his retirement on Sunday, ending a successful 16-year run in the NHL.

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.

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.

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