Mathieu Biron (D)
||Lac-St. Charles, QC
DRAFTED: Originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round, 21st overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ACQUIRED: Obtained by the Montreal Canadiens from the San Jose Sharks on December 14th, 2006 in exchange for Patrick Traverse. 2006-2007 HIGHLIGHTS: Spilt the season in the AHL with Worcester and Hamilton (Traded from the San Jose Sharks to the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 14 in exchange for defenceman Patrick Traverse) ... Scored his first goal and point as a Bulldog in his first game with the club on Dec. 15 at Rochester (8-4 W) ... Played in his 200th career AHL game on Mar. 21 at Rochester (4-3 L) ... Appeared in his first-career professional playoff game on Apr. 19 in Game 1 of the North Division Semi-Final at Rochester (2-0 W) ... Scored his first-career AHL playoff goal on Apr. 21 in Game 2 of the North Division Semi-Final at Rochester (3-1 L). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished fifth among Caps defensemen with 13 points and matched a career-high in goals (4) in 52 games with the Capitals (2005-06) ... Tied for eighth on Washington with nine power play points (2005-06) ... His 253 games of NHL experience is the most on the Bulldogs roster ... Both Mathieu and his brother Martin (1995-16th Overall), who is currently a goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers, are former 1st round draft picks ... Has been traded four times in career from LA to NYI / NYI to TB / CBJ to FLA / SJ to MTL.