COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 6: Goaltender Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild, Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Keith Ballard #2 of the Minnesota Wild battle for position in front of the net during the second period on December 6, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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