Sébastien Caron

Infobox Ice Hockey Player
position = Goaltender
nickname= Sea Bass
catches = Left
height_ft = 6
height_in = 1
weight_lb = 170
team = Fribourg-Gottéron
former_teams = Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim Ducks
league = NLA
former_league = NHL
nationality = Canada
birth_date = birth date and age|1980|6|25
birth_place = Amqui, QC, CAN
career_start = 2000
draft = 86th overall
draft_year = 1999
draft_team = Pittsburgh Penguins


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Sébastien Caron (born June 25, 1980 in Amqui, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender for Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland's Nationalliga A.

Biography

Caron was a fourth-round pick in 1999 and is a butterfly goaltender most well known for his great save against the Philadelphia Flyers. This save came early in the 2005–2006 season with his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He started the season as back-up to Jocelyn Thibault and ended it as back-up to Marc-Andre Fleury.

Caron has a young son, Andrew, who was born premature and almost did not survive.

Transactions

*June 26, 1999 - Drafted by Pittsburgh in the fourth round (86th overall) of the 1999 Entry Draft.
*June 25, 2006 - Caron's contract bought out by the Pittsburgh Penguins
*July 27, 2006 - Caron signed with the Chicago Blackhawks
*December 29, 2006 - Traded along with Matt Keith and Chris Durno to Anaheim Ducks for Pierre Paranteau and Bruno St. Jacques

Accolades

*Member of Memorial Cup-champion Rimouski Oceanic, 2000.
*Winner, Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup Outstanding Goaltender), 2000.
*Named to Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team, 2000.

External links

*hockeydb|43915
*Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06176/701096-61.stm]
*Slam Sports! [http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Williams/2006/07/28/1707314-ca.html]
*Caron's save [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mqwrqnh4Ms]
*Caron at Hockey Goalies [http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/carons.html]


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