32 Mathieu Garon


About the Jersey
1997-98 Victoriaville Tigres
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This jersey is awesome! Jersey shows incredible use with a ton of puck marks, a few nice repairs, red post paint on sleeves, significant pilling, and general filth. Custom inserts were added at the hem to make the jersey wider. Jersey was worn during a season in which Garon won the CHL Goaltender of the Year Award, CHL First Team All-Star honors, the Jacques Plante Trophy for the best QMJHL goaltender, as well as QMJHL All-Star honors. Garon is the future of the L.A. Kings.

Mathieu Garon was born January 9, 1980 in Chandler, Quebec. The second round, 44th overall selection of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Garon is a graduate of the QMJHL's Victoriaville Tigres.

A promising young netminder, Garon enjoyed an award-filled tenure in the QMJHL. During his rookie year in 1995-96, the Chandler, QC native was a QMJHL All-Rookie Team member and the Defensive Rookie of the Year. In the 1997-98 season, he collected the CHL Goaltender of the Year Award and CHL First Team All-Star honors, the Jacques Plante Trophy for the best QMJHL goaltender, as well as QMJHL All-Star honors. That year, Garon went 27-28-2 with a 2.68 GAA. After three years in Victoriaville, Montreal promoted him to their AHL affiliate in Fredericton in 1998-99 and he went to play parts of two seasons in the AHL before earning his first NHL call-up in 2000-01. He appeared in eleven games, going 4-5-1 with a 2.44 GAA.

Over the course of the next two seasons, Garon split his time with the AHL and Montreal before becoming the number two netminder behind Jose Theodore in 2003-04. In his first full season with Montreal, Garon finished with a 8-6-2 record and 2.27 GAA, before being dealt to the Los Angeles Kings as part of a three-way trade with the Kings and Ottawa Senators in the summer of 2004.
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Career Statistics

Goalie
Born: Jan 9, 1978 -- Chandler, PQ
6-2, 180 lbs.

Selected by Montreal Canadiens round 2 #44 overall 1996 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1993-94 Jonquiere Elites 17 0 13 0 0 6.33 -- -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Jonquiere Elites 27 13 13 1 0 3.63 9 6 2 0 0 3.34
1995-96 Victoriaville Tigres 51 18 27 0 1 4.19 12 7 4 -- 1 3.39
1996-97 Victoriaville Tigres 53 29 18 3 6 2.97 6 2 4 -- 0 4.18
1997-98 Victoriaville Tigres 47 27 18 2 5 2.68 6 2 4 -- 0 3.82
1997-98 Canada 5 -- -- -- -- 1.91 -- -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens 40 14 22 2 3 3.08 6 1 1 -- 0 3.47
1999-00 Quebec Citadelles 53 17 28 3 2 3.10 1 0 0 0 0 8.82
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens 11 4 5 1 2 2.44 -- -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles 31 16 13 1 1 2.92 8 4 4 0 1 2.88
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens 5 1 4 0 0 4.37 -- -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles 50 21 15 12 2 2.73 3 0 3 -- 0 3.63
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens 8 3 5 0 2 1.99 -- -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs 20 15 2 2 4 1.77 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens 19 8 6 2 0 2.27 1 0 0 -- 0 0.00
2004-05 Manchester Monarchs 52 32 14 4 8 2.12 6 2 4 -- 0 3.58
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings 63 31 26 3 4 3.22 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings 10 0 0 2 1 2.81 -- -- -- -- -- --
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NHL Totals 43 16 20 3 4 2.49 1 0 0 -- 0 0.00