BUFFALO – Martin Biron is coming to a television near you.
The loquacious former Sabres goalie will serve as an analyst on the team’s MSG broadcasts this season, primarily during pregame, intermission and postgame segments with host Brian Duff. He replaces former Sabres winger Brad May.
Biron, 40, will also serve as an in-game color analyst at select times, contribute to the team’s web site and keep appearing on “The Instigators,” a team-produced radio show on WGR.
Biron announced his new job on Tuesday’s show.
“I grew up in the Sabres organization and Buffalo has always had a big place in my heart,” Biron said in a statement. “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.”
Biron will also continue his duties developing goalies at the Academy of Hockey at HarborCenter and with TSN, a Canadian sports network.
Biron, the 16th overall pick by Buffalo in 1995, played 508 games over parts of 16 NHL seasons before retiring early in 2013-14. He debuted with the Sabres in 1995-96 and stayed with them until 2006-07. He also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New York Rangers.