is a Canadian
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player. He currently plays Defence for the Hamburg Freezers
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of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings
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in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft
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, First Round, Twenty-first Overall.
New York Islanders traded Žigmund Pálffy
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, Bryan Smolinski
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, Marcel Cousineau
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and 4th round selection (previously acquired from the New Jersey Devils - Daniel Johansson) in 1999 to the Los Angeles Kings for Olli Jokinen
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, Josh Green
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, Mathieu Biron and 1st round selection (Taylor Pyatt
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) in 1999.
Biron was traded to the Canadiens on December 15, 2006 via a trade with the San Jose Sharks
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for Patrick Traverse
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Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
1997-98 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 59 8 28 36 60
1998-99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 13 32 45 116
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 60 4 4 8 38
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 14 0 1 1 12
2000-01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 22 1 3 4 17
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 34 0 6 6 18
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 4 9 13 16
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 36 0 0 0 12
2002-03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 43 3 8 11 58
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 34 1 8 9 14
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 57 3 10 13 51
2004-05 Thetford Mines Prolab LNAH 19 7 15 22 8
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 52 4 9 13 50
2006-07 Worcester Sharks AHL 24 3 15 18 42
2006-07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 53 7 14 21 52
2007-08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 6 6 12 38
2008-09 Frankfurt Lions DEL 49 5 16 21 82
NHL Totals 253 12 32 44 177
His older brother Martin Biron
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plays for the New York Rangers
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of the National Hockey League
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