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Ex-first round pick Biron retires

Goalkeeper Martin Biron of the New York Rangers looks on at SAP Center on October 8, 2013 in San Jose, California
Goalkeeper Martin Biron of the New York Rangers looks on at SAP Center on October 8, 2013 in San Jose, California

Martin Biron has decided to retire less than a week after being demoted by the New York Rangers to the American Hockey League, the National Hockey League club announced.

New York placed Canadian Biron on waivers before he was assigned to their Hartford farm team.

Biron appeared in two games during the Rangers' 1-4-0 start this season and had a record of 0-1-0 with a 7.61 goals-against average and .763 save percentage.

A former first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 1995, Biron made his NHL debut later that year. He recorded a 0-2-0 record with a 5.05 goals against average.

In 508 career regular-season games, Biron posted a 230-191-52 record, 2.62 GAA and 28 shutouts.

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