Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sebastien Caron
Sebastien Caron was born June 25, 1980 in Amqui, Quebec. The fourth round, 86th overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Caron is a graduate of the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic.

The goaltender from Amqui, Quebec played two seasons for the Oceanic and was instrumental in leading the team to the 2000 Memorial Cup title, while being named the goaltender on the Memorial Cup All-Star Team.

After two successful seasons in Rimouski, Caron joined the Penguins AHL affiliate in Wilkes/Barre Scranton in 2000-01 and spent two full seasons with the club before making his NHL debut with Pittsburgh in 2002-03. Even though he spent the early part of the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Caron started 23 of the Penguins last 39 games and finished the season with a 2.64 goals against average and .916 save percentage while being named to the 2003 NHL All-Rookie Team.

Caron started in 26 games with the Penguins in 2005-06 however struggled to win games with the club. Following his stint with the Penguins, Caron was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2006. He made only a single start with the Blackhawks that season and was later dealt to the Anaheim Ducks in December, 2006. In the off-season, Caron signed as a free agent with Fribourg, in Switzerland.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1997-98 TGV Pentagone QAHA 17 1 2.84
1998-99 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 30 13 10 3 0 3.25 2 1 0 0 0 0.00
1999-00 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 54 38 11 3 1 3.53 14 12 2 0 0 3.62
2000-01 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 30 12 14 3 4 3.54
2001-02 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 46 14 22 8 1 3.12
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 7 14 2 2 2.64
2002-03 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 27 12 14 1 1 3.11
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 9 24 5 1 3.74
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 14 7 3 4 2 1.92 7 3 4 0 0 3.50
2004-05 Saguenay Fjord QNAHL
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 8 9 5 1 3.98
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 6 3 3 0 2 1.18
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
2006-07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 4 4 0 0 4.03
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 2.14
2006-07 Portland Pirates AHL 17 7 6 4 0 2.34
2007-08 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 48 24 24 0 5 3.03 7 4 3 0 2.88
2008-09 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 39 21 17 0 4 2.68 11 7 3 2 1.71
2009-10 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 46 20 26 0 1 3.11 7 3 4 0 3.22
2010-11 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 12 0 3.66
2010-11 HC Lugano Swiss 14 7 7 2 2.55 4 4 0 0 1.69
2011-12 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 49 25 23 0 5 2.57 2 0 2 0 4.62
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 1 1 0 0 3.11
2012-13 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 47 18 28 0 2 3.01
NHL Totals 95 26 48 12 4 3.44


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000)
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - Top Goaltender) (2000)
NHL All-Rookie Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Saguenay (QNAHL), September 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 8, 2006. Traded to Anaheim by Chicago with Matt Keith and Chris Durno for P.A. Parenteau and Bruno St. Jacques, December 28, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), June 21, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, April 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chelyabinsk (KHL), August 22, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), November 15, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, March 19, 2012. Traded to Nashville by Tampa Bay with Minnesota's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Pontius Aberg) in 2012 Entry Draft, Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Colton Sissons) in 2012 Entry Draft and Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (Jonathan-Ismael Diaby) in 2013 Entry Draft for Anders Lindback, Kyle Wilson and Nashville's 7th round choice (Nikita Gusev) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 15, 2012.