Brother of Sprague
Traded to Mtl. Wanderers (NHA) by Quebec (NHA) for cash, January, 1911. Granted wartime exemption on condition that he not play professional hockey in 1917-18. Rights retained by Mtl. Wanderers after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, December 9, 1918. 1923-24 Stanley Cup totals includes series with Calgary (WCHL) and Vancouver (PCHA). Released by Montreal, September, 1925. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh and named player/coach, October 18, 1925.
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