Tonight, Martin Brodeur
becomes the fourth player to have his sweater number retired by the New Jersey Devils. Brodeur’s No. 30 will take its rightful place in Prudential Center’s rafters next to Scott Stevens
’ No. 4 (retired Feb. 3, 2006), Ken Daneyko’s No. 3 (Mar. 24, 2006) and Scott Niedermayer
’s No. 27 (Dec. 16, 2011).
2. During his 20 years with the Devils, Brodeur backstopped the club to nine Atlantic Division Championships, five Eastern Conference Championships and three Stanley Cup titles. He was 17-13, with three shutouts and 1.97 goals-against average in 30 career Stanley Cup Final games & was 6-4 with one shutout, a 1.87 GAA and a .926 save-percentage in 10 career playoff game 7s.
3. Brodeur is the NHL’s all-time leader in several goaltending categories, including games played (1,266), wins (691), OT wins (69), shutouts (125), saves (28,928) and minutes (74,438). He also holds the NHL’s single-season record with 48 wins during the 2006-07 campaign. Brodeur recorded a Stanley Cup Playoff record 24 shutouts and 194 consecutive starts.
4. Brodeur collected numerous individual accolades during his career, beginning with the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Top Rookie in 1994. He went on to win the Vezina Trophy four times and the William M. Jennings Trophy five times. Brodeur was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team on three occasions, the Second All-Star Team four times and was selected to play in 10 NHL All-Star Games.
5. Brodeur represented Team Canada at the Olympic four times. He led his country to its first Gold Medal in 50 years in 2002 and was a member of the squad that captured Gold at 2010 Olympics, as well.
6. Brodeur is one of 11 goaltenders in NHL history to score a goal, and the only netminder to do so three times. He ranks second all-time with 2g-45a-47pts in the regular season.