Newark, NJ – The following is a statement from New Jersey Devils President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello on the passing today of Denis Brodeur, Sr., father of Devils’ goaltender Martin Brodeur:
“The entire New Jersey Devils organization is tremendously saddened by the loss of Denis Brodeur, Sr. The Brodeurs have been part of the Devils’ family for over 23 years. Denis proudly dedicated his life, on and off the ice, to the game of hockey and for that he will be fondly remembered. Our thoughts and prayers, right now, are with Martin and his family. We ask that you respect the privacy of Martin and his family at this time. ”
Denis Brodeur, Sr. is survived by his wife, Mireille, sons Denis, Jr., Claude and Martin, and daughters Sylvie and Line, along with his 11 grandchildren: Anthony, William, Jeremy, Anabelle, Maxime, Simon, Anik, Sarah, Benoit, Julie and Philippe.