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FLORIDA PANTHERS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Martin Gerber makes a point blank save of Florida Panthers Stephen Weiss in third period action, at the Bank Atlantic Center, in Sunrise, Florida, on November 11, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Martin Gerber (born September 3, 1974) is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the eighth-round, 232nd overall, by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Before moving to the NHL in 2002, Gerber played professionally in Switzerland and Sweden; he would return to both countries during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Gerber played two seasons with the Mighty Ducks before spending time with the Carolina Hurricanes, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2006, the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gerber spent the 2009-10 season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) before signing with the Oilers in 2010.

Gerber began his career in his native Switzerland for the SCL Tigers. Initially playing in the Nationalliga B, Gerber and the Tigers won promotion to Nationalliga A in 1998. In 2001, he was drafted by the Mighty Ducks and spent the subsequent season in Sweden playing for Färjestads BK in the Elitserien. He moved to the Ducks organization in 2002 and on October 11 of that year, Gerber played his first NHL game, a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Dallas Stars. He went on to play a total of 22 regular season games that season, serving as back-up to Jean-Sébastien Giguère. That season, the Mighty Ducks made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, narrowly losing in seven games to the New Jersey Devils. Gerber continued his role as back-up and played 32 games for Anaheim in 2003-04.

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