Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today named Martin Brodeur as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Brodeur will report to Team President Hugh Weber. He will work across all departments to identify, capitalize and develop on business opportunities for the Devils, Prudential Center and the outlying community.
"It feels fantastic to be back home here in New Jersey," said Brodeur. "This unique opportunity will allow me to build on existing relationships in the business community and take on a new challenge in my career. I've been able to work in all facets of the game of hockey and have had a growing interest in the business surrounding the game. Working with Hugh and his team will be beneficial for all of us. Over 20 years in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to make connections that I can now use to help the Devils grow, not only in this area but beyond."
"Our objective over the last five years has been to solidify the New Jersey Devils organization as an agent of growth for our communities, our partners, and the great sport of hockey- on and off the ice," said Weber. "Marty's addition to our extraordinary collection of business executives driving our efforts will advance our results exponentially. The fabric of this organization was built over decades of Marty's commitment to excellence. His everyday presence will have a profound effect with our fans, our partners, and the community."
"Building organizational excellence is really important to us and that requires elite talent and great people," Managing Partner Josh Harris said. "Marty is an incredible person and a leader whose success extends far beyond his legendary accomplishments on the ice. He is someone who truly understands and embraces the type of winning formula we're continually developing in New Jersey. We're thrilled to welcome Marty back to the Devils family and look forward to the type of impact he'll make in the years to come."
"We are extremely excited to have Marty back with the Devils," said Devils Managing Partner David Blitzer. "All of us as fans remember Marty's greatest moments, the amazing saves, the salute after victories and of course, the three Stanley Cup Championships. Marty led his Devils teams to success on the ice and now will continue to do the same in the Boardroom. His experience, reputation and relationships will be an invaluable resource to the Devils organization."
"Today is a special day for everyone," said Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. "We are all thrilled to have Marty back with the organization. I said last season that it was an exciting time to be a Devils fan and that's especially true today. Welcome home, Marty!"
Brodeur, 46, played 22 years in the National Hockey League, 21 with New Jersey. He anchored all three of the Devils' Stanley Cup Championships, leading them to the top of the league in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He backstopped the team to five Eastern Conference titles, and a total of 17 playoff appearances. In 205 career playoff games, Brodeur went 113-91 with a 2.02 GAA and .919 save percentage, and posted 24 shutouts.
Brodeur's name is etched throughout the NHL's record books and he currently sits atop numerous categories, including: regular season wins (691), single season wins (48, '06-'07), overtime wins (69), games played (1,266), games played with a single team (1,260), regular season shutouts (125), playoff shutouts (24), minutes played (74,083), 40-win seasons (8), 30-win seasons (13), shutouts in a playoff campaign (7, '03) and shutouts in a Stanley Cup final (tie: 3, '03). He is the youngest goalie to reach 300, 400 and 500 career wins, and is the only goalie to reach 600 career wins.
During his Devils career, Brodeur was named to the 1994 All-Rookie Team and won the Calder Memorial Trophy for the League's top first year player; he won the Vezina Trophy as the League's top goaltender four times; he was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest team goals against five times; and was named to the NHL's First All-Star Team twice and Second All-Star Team four times, appearing in a total of 10 NHL All-Star Games.
Brodeur's legendary career began at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft when the Devils selected him with the 20th overall pick.
Internationally, Brodeur has competed for Team Canada in three Olympic Winter Games, winning Gold in 2002 and 2010. In the IIHF World Championships, Brodeur led Team Canada to Silver in 1996 and 2005, while leading his countrymen to the championship title in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Brodeur retired from professional hockey on January 29, 2015 after a six-game tenure with the St. Louis Blues. Following his retirement, Brodeur joined the Blues' front office and most recently served as Assistant General Manager. His No. 30 was retired by New Jersey on February 9, 2016, he is honored with his statue outside of Prudential Center in Newark and it was announced this past summer that he would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.