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Martin Brodeur

Born:May 6, 1972Draft:1990 Devils #20 Overall
Hometown:Montréal, QCPosition:Goaltender
Known For:3x Stanley CupCatches:Left
National Team:Canada

Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey goaltender and current team executive. He played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), 21 of them for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he won three Stanley Cup championships and five Eastern Conference championships in 17 postseason campaigns. He also won two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, as well as several other medals with Team Canada in other international competitions. Brodeur is widely regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. In 2017, he was named by the league as one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” and the following year, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Brodeur holds numerous NHL and franchise records among goaltenders; he ranks as the league’s all-time regular season leader in wins (691), losses (397), shutouts (125), and games played (1,266). He won at least 30 games in twelve straight seasons between 1995–96 and 2007–08 and is the only goalie in NHL history with eight 40-win seasons. He is a four-time Vezina Trophy winner, a five-time William M. Jennings Trophy winner, a ten-time NHL All-Star, and a Calder Memorial Trophy winner. He is one of only 12 NHL goaltenders to score a goal in the regular season and only the second to do so in the playoffs; his three goals are the most of any NHL goaltender.

Brodeur used a hybrid style of goaltending by standing up more than typical butterfly style goalies, though he adapted to more modern techniques at the latter stage of his career. He was known for his puck handling, his positional play, and his reflexes, especially with his glove hand. Brodeur’s prowess at puck handling was so well known that it led in part to the NHL changing its rules regarding where goalies were allowed to handle the puck outside of the goal crease, adding what is known as “The Brodeur Rule”. He announced his retirement in the middle of the 2014–15 season after a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues, having played in seven games with the team. He is the current executive vice president of business development for the Devils.

Years as an NHL Player: 1991-2015

Years as an NHL Executive: 2014-present

Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils
Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Jan. 19, 2012 (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Front Office History

  • St. Louis Blues (Special Assistant to the GM) 2014-2015
  • St. Louis Blues (Assistant GM) 2015-2018
  • Team Canada (Assistant GM Karjala Cup, Spengler Cup) 2017-18 season
  • Team Canada (GM World Championship) 2017-18 season
  • New Jersey Devils (Executive VP, Business Development) 2018-2019
  • New Jersey Devils (Executive VP of Hockey Operations, Senior Advisor) 2019-present

Achievements

  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018
  • Scored an NHL-high three goals as a goaltender (1997, 2000, 2013)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (2008)
  • Five-time William M. Jennings Trophy winner (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2010)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1997, 1998, 2006, 2008)
  • NHL First All-Star Team (2003, 2004, 2007)
  • Played in two NHL All-Star Games (2004, 2007)
  • Four-time Vezina Trophy winner (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
  • Two-time World Championship Silver Medalist (1996, 2005)
  • World Cup All-Star Team (2005)
  • World Cup Gold Medal (2005)
  • Three-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Devils (1995, 2000, 2003)
  • World Cup Runner Up (1997)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy (1994)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1994)
  • QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1992)
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1990)
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