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Oilers sign free agent goaltender Mathieu Garon

Tuesday, 03.07.2007 / 4:25 PM / News
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Oilers V.P. of Hockey Operations Kevin Prendergast talks about the Mathieu Garon signing.
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Mathieu Garon
The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent goaltender Mathieu Garon to a two-year contract.

The 6’2”, 192-pound, 29-year-old from Chandler, Quebec, appeared in 32 games for the Los Angeles Kings in 2006-07, compiling a 2.66 goals-against average, with two shutouts and a 13-10-6 record. Garon led the Kings in games, wins, shutouts, goals-against average and save percentage in his second season in Los Angeles.

Orginally selected by the Montreal Canadiens (second choice, 44th overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Garon established career-highs in games, wins and shutouts (4) with Los Angeles in 2005-06 as he was 31-26-3 with a 3.22 GAA in 63 outings.

Since making his NHL debut with Montreal in 2000-01, Garon has a career record of 60-56-12 with a 2.86 GAA, .903 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 138 games.

Garon's Career Statistics:

Season Team Lge GP W L T SO GAA Sv%

1995-96 Victoriaville QMJHL 51 18 27 0 1 4.19 0.875
1996-97 Victoriaville QMJHL 53 29 18 3 6 2.94 0.902
1997-98 Victoriaville QMJHL 47 27 18 2 5 2.68 0.909
1998-99 Fredericton AHL 40 14 22 2 3 3.08 0.904
1999-00 Quebec AHL 53 17 28 3 2 3.10 0.898
2000-01 Quebec AHL 31 16 13 1 1 2.92 0.920
2000-01 Montreal NHL 11 4 5 1 2 2.44 0.897
2001-02 Quebec AHL 50 21 15 12 2 2.73 0.918
2001-02 Montreal NHL 5 1 4 0 0 4.37 0.871
2002-03 Hamilton AHL 20 15 2 2 4 1.77 0.937
2002-03 Montreal NHL 8 3 5 0 2 1.99 0.940
2003-04 Montreal NHL 19 8 6 2 0 2.27 0.921
2004-05 Manchester AHL 52 32 14 4 8 2.12 0.927
2005-06 Los Angeles NHL 63 31 26 3 4 3.22 0.894
2006-07 Los Angeles NHL 32 13 10 6 2 2.66 0.907
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