Biron to be inducted to Amerks Hall of Fame

January 9, 2018
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Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Martin Biron is going to be inducted as the 62nd member of the Amerks Hall of Fame.

The Rochester Americans made the announcement on Tuesday that Biron was unanimously selected by the Amerks Hall of Fame committee to be inducted before the Amerks' game  against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins on Friday, February 16th at Blue Cross Arena.

Biron spent parts of four seasons with the Amerks between 1997 and 2001, compiling a 59-32-9 record with a 2.36 goals-against average, a .921 save-percentage and 13 shutouts. Biron is ranked 12th among all goalies in Amerks franchise history.

“I am so truly honored and humbled to enter the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame,” said Biron in a statement posted at the Amerks' team website. “When you think about all the amazing players and coaches that have been part of such an historical organization over the years, it’s an incredible feeling to be placed among them. The Amerks gave me my first taste of professional hockey and allowed me to have the success I did throughout my career in both the National Hockey League and American Hockey League. I wouldn’t be who I am today, even now in my current role with the Sabres, if it weren’t for those early years in Rochester. I am truly grateful and so proud of my time with the Amerks.”

Biron's best season with the Amerks came in the 1998-99 season when he posted a 36-13-3 record with a 2.07 goals-against average, a .930 save percentage and six shutouts. For his efforts, Biron was named as the recipient of the Aldege (Baz) Bastien Memorial Award (best goalie in the AHL) and the Harry (Hap) Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals-against per-game) that season.

Biron spent parts of nine seasons with the Sabres, playing in 300 games while amassing a 134-115-29 record, a 2.53 goals-against average, a .909 save-percentage and 18 shutouts. He also spent parts of eight seasons combined with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New York Rangers before retiring in 2014.