In 13 games for the Blue Jackets this season, Mason, 24, is 3-6-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. The 2009 Calder Trophy winner, chosen in the third round (No. 69) of the 2006 NHL Draft, owns a 2.90 GAA and .903 save percentage in 232 career starts for the Blue Jackets.
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