Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL), September, 1970. Claimed by NY Islanders from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Washington from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974.
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