UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 14: Johan Sundstrom #28 of the New York Islanders protects the puck in his first NHL game as Justin Braun #61 of the San Jose Sharks defends him at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 14, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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