Marty Biron never saw a microphone he didn’t like. The one he’ll be using often will have a Sabres logo on it.
The former Buffalo goaltender has joined the Sabres’ broadcast team, he announced Tuesday. He filled in during a few games last season, and he’ll become a regular in the booth for 2017-18.
Biron will replace Brad May.
“I grew up in the Sabres’ organization, and Buffalo has always had a big place in my heart,” Biron said after making the announcement during the Sabres’ simulcast show, “The Instigators.” “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.
“I look forward to continuing to connect with the fans who supported me throughout my playing career.”
The Sabres drafted Biron with the No. 16 overall pick in the 1995 NHL Draft. He played three games for the Sabres during the 1995-96 season, then became a regular from 1999 to 2007. The 40-year-old also played for Philadelphia, the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers.
He has been working as the director of goaltending for the Academy of Hockey in HarborCenter.
The Sabres also have Rick Jeanneret, Rob Ray, Brian Duff and Dan Dunleavy working the television and radio simulcasts.
May had been an analyst during the pregame and postgame shows, plus intermissions. The former Sabres forward joined the broadcast team in 2013-14.
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