The first signing of the day will be by our New York Rangers as goaltender Martin Biron has been locked up for 2 years at approximately
$900,000 $875,000 per according to Andrew Gross. For the Rangers, that is a spectacular signing just because they acquired a capable goaltender for under one million per year. General manager Glen Sather got things started right from a Blueshirts perspective and I must admit that I am impressed by what Slats was able to pull off here.
Biron was paid $1.4 million last year by the Islanders, where he played in the shadow of Dwayne Roloson. Biron went 9-14-4 with a 3.27 GAA and .896 save percentage with the Isles but his time with the Philadelphia Flyers was when he shined in a starting role. As we know, he won't be starting in New York, but will be a solid backup to Henrik Lundqvist.
#43 / Goalie / New York Islanders
Aug 15, 1977