WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Ryane Clowe #29 of the New Jersey Devils controls the puck against Martin Erat #10 of the Washington Capitals in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on February 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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