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Brodeur to Drop the Puck on Thursday

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, will drop the puck before Thursday's game vs. Nashville.

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats early. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

Brodeur, 42, finishes his 22-year NHL career with St. Louis after joining the Blues as a free agent on Dec. 2. He posted a 3-3-0 record, including his final NHL win, a 3-0 shutout against Colorado on Dec. 29 at Scottrade Center.

Overall, the Montreal, Quebec, native compiled a 691-397-176 record to go along with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts in 1,266 career appearances. He holds regular season NHL goaltending records for wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played (74,438) while in postseason history, he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).

Brodeur appeared in 10 NHL All-Star Games and led the NHL in wins nine times, shutouts five times and games played six times, including appearing in 70 or more games in 10 consecutive seasons from 1997-98 to 2007-08.

He began his award-winning career with the 1994 Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year, and went on to earn the Vezina Trophy four times (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) and the Jennings Trophy five times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2010).

Brodeur was also a three-time Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils (1995, 2000, 2003) and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada (2002, 2010).

Fans can watch Brodeur's retirement press conference on stlouisblues.com and by using the Blues mobile app on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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