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Devils to honor Brodeur on Friday, April 3

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils – The Devils will honor goaltender Martin Brodeur before their Eastern Conference contest vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 PM.  On March 17, 2009, Brodeur passed Patrick Roy, and established a new National Hockey League record, with his 552nd career regular-season victory. GET TICKETS

Brodeur, 36, is in his 15th National Hockey League season, all with the Devils.  He now has a record of 553-295-127, with a 2.20 goals-against average and 101 shutouts in 990 regular-season appearances.  Brodeur needs two shutouts to tie Terry Sawchuk’s league mark of 103, and ten appearances to reach the 1,000 games-played mark.  The 6-2, 215-lb. goaltender currently needs 39 games and 1,740 minutes to tie Roy’s league records of 1,029 and 60,235, respectively.  Brodeur is one of just five players who were members of all three of New Jersey’s Stanley Cup Championship teams.

A four-time winner of the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender, Brodeur has led the league in victories eight times, including an NHL-record 48 in 2006-07.  He has participated in the league’s mid-season All-Star Game nine times, was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team three times, and Second All-Star Team four times.  Brodeur’s career goals-against average is the lowest in league history during the modern era.  The native of Montreal, Que. was New Jersey’s first choice, and the 20th overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
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