HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- Martin Brodeur said he had no intention of retiring, even if it meant sitting out the entire 2014-15 season.
The 42-year-old, who had spent his entire 21-season career with the New Jersey Devils and holds nearly all NHL goaltending records, will resume his career with the St. Louis Blues after agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract worth a pro-rated base pay of $700,000.
The contract includes playing bonuses, among them $10,000 for every point the Blues earn with Brodeur in goal as well as undisclosed roster bonuses if he's on an NHL roster Feb. 1 and March 1 as well as playoff bonuses, according to Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, those roster bonuses are $125,000 for each month.
"Let's say [Brodeur] was to win 50 games. It's a pretty good million dollars spent," Armstrong said about Brodeur's bonus for points earned per game. "... It was an easy decision for us when [Brodeur] told us can compete at this level."
Brodeur said he doesn't have a no-trade clause in his contract.