After 16 NHL season, goaltender Martin Biron has announced his retirement.

Last week, the New York Rangers placed the 36-year-old Biron on waivers. "After thinking about it with my family, I've decided to retire as a player and move on to a new chapter," Biron posted on his Twitter page. "Thank you all for your support."

Biron struggled in his two appearances this season which lead the Rangers to assign him to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.

Biron played for the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, and New York Islanders before serving as backup goaltender for the Rangers.

[Associated Press]