CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 01: Kris Versteeg #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks gets in position to put the puck in the net; giving the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead; as Brent Sopel #5 of the Blackhawks and Derick Brassard #16 of the Columbus Blue Jackets watches from behind on December 01, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.
— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday