Martin Biron joins Sabres broadcast team

Posted at 4:07 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 16:07:12-04

Martin Biron, a longtime fan favorite of Sabres fans, will spend the upcoming hockey season in the broadcasting booth.

The franchise announced this morning the former goalie will become a gameday analyst during the pregame, intermissions and postgame segments of the broadcast alongside Brian Duff.

Biron, a first-round draft pick for the Sabres in 1995, hit the ice for the first time with the blue and gold that season at the age of 18.

He spent 19 years in the NHL, spending parts of nine seasons in Buffalo.

Biron was traded to Philadelphiain 2007 and helped lead the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2008.

He also played for the Islanders and Rangers before retiring in 2013.

"I grew up in the Sabres organization and Buffalo has always had a big place in my heart," Biron said in a statement from the team. "Western New York has been my home since I was 20 years old, and my family and I are thrilled to begin this opportunity with the Sabres."