I wonder how Mathieu Garon must feel right about the time when he heard the news. And how would you feel yourself? Goalie Garon had just been part of an Edmonton Oilers win against the Colorado Avalanche. He had a very strong period & a half about mid-way from the second and been chosen the second star of the game. Next thing he knows he has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins acquired the Chandler (Quebec) native goaltender in exchange for goaltender Dany Sabourin, forward Ryan Stone and a fourth round draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.
Garon, 31, has appeared in 15 contests for Edmonton this season posting a 6-8-0 record, along with a 3.17 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. The 6-2, 192-pound goaltender posted a 26-18-1 mark in 47 games with Edmonton last season. He finished the 2007-08 season with a .913 save percentage and a 2.66 goals-against average winning the Oilers’ Molson Cup Award (most three star selections).