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Mathieu Garon
Mathieu Garon
Goaltender
(MA-tyew Gah-ROHN)
Number: 32
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Catches: Right
Born: Jan 9, 1978
Birthplace: Chandler, QC, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent July 1, 2009
Drafted: MTL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (44th overall)
- Has earned a point in four of his past five games, going 2-1-2 during that stretch
- Returned from the IR on Mar. 12 after missing three games with a lower body injury
- Left the game in the second period with a lower body injury on Mar. 4 at PIT
- Won his season debut, making 35 saves on 36 shots in a 4-1 win on Jan. 22 at CAR
- Dating back to last season, has posted a 17-12-3 record over his past 33 starts











2008-09: Combined to go 8-9-0 with a 3.11 GAA and .894 SV% with Edmonton and Pittsburgh… Went 6-8-0 with a 3.17 GAA and .895 SV% in 15 games with the Oilers… Posted three-straight wins Oct. 12-18… Had back-to-back wins Dec. 3-5… Played the 200th game of his NHL career Jan. 16 at Colorado… Went 2-1-0 with a 2.91 GAA and .894 SV% in four games with the Penguins… Made Penguins debut Jan. 31 at Toronto… Made 21 saves to notch first win with Pittsburgh Mar. 15 vs. Boston… Stopped 28 shots and was named game’s third star in win Apr. 9 vs. NY Islanders… Appeared in one game, stopping all eight shots he faced, in relief of Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Detroit on June 6…

2007-08: Was 26-18-1 with a 2.66 GAA, .913 SV% and four shutouts in 47 games with Edmonton… Was ninth (tied) in shutouts in the NHL and was 18th in wins… Won the Oilers Molson Cup Award and named NHL’s Second Star for the week ending Jan. 13 after going 3-0-0 with a 1.01 GAA and .968 SV% in three games… Was 14-1 in overtime, including 10-0 in shootouts… Stopped 30-of-32 shots (.938) in the shootout… The 10 shootout wins tie him with Ryan Miller (Buffalo, 2006-07) and Martin Brodeur (New Jersey, 2006-07) for the NHL record for most shootout wins in a season… Tied a career high in shutouts… Stopped all 29 shots he faced Nov. 14 at Vancouver… Had a four-game win streak Jan. 5-13… Faced two penalty shots, stopping Shane Doan Jan. 10 vs. Phoenix and allowed his first penalty shot goal as Eric Staal scored Jan. 18 at Carolina… Had a season high 40 saves, including 21 in the third period, Feb. 6 vs. Chicago… Posted wins in four-straight games Feb. 24-Mar. 2… Missed the season’s final 11 games… Was a member of the silver medal winning Team Canada at the World Championships…

2006-07: Posted a 13-10-6 record with a 2.66 GAA, .907 SV% and two shutouts in 32 games with Los Angeles… Led the club in wins, GAA, SV%, shutouts and games played… Posted a shutout with 40 saves Oct. 19 at Phoenix… Stopped all 26 shots he faced Jan. 3 vs. Columbus… Had a four-game win streak Mar. 12-23… Missed a total of 21 games due to injury…

2005-06: Went 31-26-3 with a 3.22 GAA, .894 SV% and four shutouts in 63 games with Los Angeles… Set career highs in games, wins and shutouts… Became the fourth goaltender in Kings history to win 30-or-more games in a season… Ranked 10th in the NHL in wins… Named NHL Defensive Player of the Month for December with a 9-3-0 record, 2.40 GAA and .924 SV% in 12 games… Posted back-to-back shutouts Apr. 1-3… Played the 100th game of his NHL career Mar. 30 at Edmonton…

2004-05: Posted a 34-14-4 record with a 2.12 GAA, .927 SV% and eight shutouts in 52 games with Manchester (AHL)… Led club in games played, wins and shutouts… Ranked second in the AHL in shutouts and was sixth in wins… Named to the AHL All-Star Classic… Went 2-4 with a 3.58 GAA in six playoff games…

2003-04: Went 8-6-2 with a 2.27 GAA and .921 SV% in 19 games with Montreal… Won five-straight games Jan. 13-Mar. 6… Faced a career high 48 shots Mar. 6 at Los Angeles… Appeared in one playoff game…

2002-03: Was 3-5-0 with a 1.99 GAA, .940 SV% and two shutouts in eight games with Montreal… Posted a shutout with 25 saves Feb. 9 vs. Washington… Stopped all 33 shots he faced Mar. 31 vs. Carolina… Went 15-2-2 with a 1.77 GAA, .937 GAA and four shutouts in 20 games with Hamilton (AHL)…

2001-02: Posted a 1-4-0 record with 4.37 GAA and .871 SV% in five games with Montreal… Was 21-15-12 with a 2.73 GAA, .918 SV% and two shutouts in 50 games with Hamilton (AHL)… Went 0-3 with a 3.63 GAA in three playoff games…

2000-01: Had a 4-5-1 record with a 2.44 GAA, .897 SV% and two shutouts in 11 games with Montreal… Made his NHL debut in a relief appearance Oct. 6 at New Jersey… Earned the first win and shutout of his NHL career in his first career start Nov. 23 at Atlanta… Posted a shutout Jan. 12 at Atlanta… Joined Roman Cechmanek as the only two goaltenders in 2000-01 to win their first two NHL games by recording shutouts… Was 16-13-1 with a 2.92 GAA, .920 SV% and one shutout in 31 games with Quebec (AHL)… Named to Canadian Team for the AHL All-Star Classic… Went 4-4 with a 2.88 GAA and one shutout in eight playoff games…

1999-00: Posted a 17-28-3 record with a 3.10 GAA, .898 SV% and two shutouts in 53 games with Quebec (AHL)… Led the club in games played… Appeared in one playoff game…

1998-99: Was 14-22-2 with a 3.08 GAA, .904 SV% and three shutouts in 40 games with Fredericton (AHL)… First professional season… Was 1-1 with a 3.47 GAA in six playoff games…

1997-98: Went 27-18-12 with a 2.68 GAA, .909 SV% and five shutouts in 47 games with Victoriaville (QMJHL)… Named Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year… Named to the CHL First All-Star Team and was a First Team QMJHL All-Star… Went 2-4 with a 3.82 GAA in six playoff games… Was 2-3-0 with a 1.91 GAA and two shutouts in five games for Team Canada at World Junior Championships…

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