Mathieu Garon
Mathieu Garon
Number: 31
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Catches: Right
Born: Jan 9, 1978
Birthplace: Chandler, QC, Canada
Acquired: From the Montreal Canadiens as part of a three-way deal also involving the Ottawa Senators. The Kings acquired Radek Bonk from Ottawa for a third-round choice in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and then traded Bonk and Cristobal Huet to Montreal for Garon and a third-round choice (Paul Baier) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on June 26, 2004. DRAFTED: MTL - 2nd round, 44th overall, 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: MTL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (44th overall)

CAREER VS. PHX: 8 GP, 3-3-1 (0 ties), 2.47 GAA

AT PHX (4-5): Did not play


Shots: 40 (10-19 at PHX)
Saves: 40 (10-19 at PHX)br>Shutouts: 2 (1-3 vs. CBJ, most recent)
Minutes Played: 65:00 (2-17 vs. ANA, most recent)br>
THIS SEASON: Led the league with a goals-against-average of 1.72 and ranked second in the league with a save-percentage of .941 through seven October appearances...earned a shutout at Phoenix on 10/19/06...posted a record of 2-1-0, goals-against-average of 2.00 and a save-percentage of .933 in four January games...earned a shutout vs. Columbus on 1/3/07...missed nine games with a finger injury from 1/13-2/1/07.

LAST SEASON: In his first season with the Kings established career highs in games played (63); wins (31); and shutouts (4)became just the fourth goalie in club history to win 30 games in one season joining Mario Lessard (35 wins in 1980-81), Rogie Vachon (33 wins in 1976-77) and Felix Potvin (31 wins in 2001-02)his 31 wins ranked 10th in the NHLstarted 61 games with two relief appearancesstarted 56 of the season's final 66 gamesafter beginning the season 2-3-0 went 15-5-0 in his next 20 decisions from 11/11-12/31/05went 9-3-0 in December with a 2.40 goals against average and .924 save percentage to capture the NHL's Defensive Player of the Month honorsbecame the first Kings goalie since Felix Potvin to win nine games in one month (January 2002)matched a career high with three five-game win streaks; 12/10-12/21/05; 12/26-1/5/06; and 2/11-3/7/06registered four shutouts during the season; 1/5/06 vs. Phoenix, 4-0; 1/12/06 at Boston, 6-0; 4/1/06 vs. Dallas, 1-0; and 4/3/06 vs. Vancouver, 1-0his back-to-back shutouts on 4/1 and 4/3/06 marked just the seventh time in franchise history that a goalie recorded consecutive shutoutsappeared in his 100th NHL game at Edmonton on 3/30/06 (4-0 loss)went 4-1 in shootout decisions with a save percentage of .812 (16 shots/13 saves)faced his first three career penalty shots stopping all three; 10/23/05 against Marcus Nilson (vs. Calgary); 3/11/06 against Keith Tkachuk (at St. Louis); and 3/16/06 against Stu Barnes (vs. Dallas)Kings goalies (Garon and Jason LaBarbera) stopped all six penalty shots they faced during the seasonwent 18-10-1 at home with a 2.99 goals-against-average and 13-16-2 on the road with a 3.43 goals-against-averagewent 9-11-3 vs. division opponents.