|Martin Pierre Brodeur
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 pounds
Born: 5.6.72 Montreal, Quebec
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues, 12.2.14
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
I just KNOW I'm gonna sound redundant as I talk about Marty here.
At the same time, though, what he's meant to the Devils and hockey in general is that important.
I mean, quick reflexes, VERY quick glove hand, does well at playing the angles, excellent puck handler, innovator of
Calder Winner, multitime Vezina winner, multitime Jennings winner, consistently mentioned as a candidate for the
Stanley Cup champion, Olympic champion, World Cup champion, record breaker...
And this is WITHOUT going into detail.
Of course, using the phrase "best goalie in the world" would have sufficed.
Perhaps, even "best goalie ever." No disrespect to his idol and all the other greats in the game, either.
And don't kid yourselves about how his career didn't end with the Devils. He felt that it was time to turn it over to
Cory Schneider, so you can put the tin foil hats away about Lou Lamoriello pushing him out.
His brief stint with the Blues did yield one good thing for him: a job as assistant GM after he retired.
|Entry Draft: 1990 First Round Pick (20th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise