VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 23: Stan Smyl, senior advisor to the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, presents Henrik Sedin #33 of the Canucks with a solid silver hockey stick to commemorate his 1,000th NHL game before playing the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena March 23, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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