After 22 years playing in the National Hockey League, Martin Brodeur announced that he was hanging up the skates and the goalie pads. He made the announcement on Thursday in Saint Louis (at that press conference it was announced he was going to become senior advisor to Blues’ GM Doug Armstrong for the rest of the season).
|Martin Brodeur at press conference announcing his |
retirement on January 29, 2015
Brodeur played 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, where he was part of three Stanley Cup championships. He spent part of this season with the Blues, where he signed as a free-agent after goalie Brian Elliot went down with a knee injury. He played his last NHL game on January 2. (Elliot has since returned from his knee injury). Brodeur, the NHL’s winningest goalie (having won 691 games), has won the Vezina trophy four times and won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1994. Besides being the NHL’s winningest goalie, Brodeur holds a number of records. Some of those records include Most Career Saves (with 28,508), most regular season shutouts with 125, and most games played by an NHL goaltender with 1,259 (as of Dec. 29, 2014). Besides the records, Brodeur has also scored three career goals (including a power play goal during the 2013 season).
Brodeur was also a member of two gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic hockey teams (2002 and 2010).