NEWARK, N.J. – The legend of Martin Brodeur will live forever – and now his fans’ favorite keepsakes will as well.
The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center announced today that the team will hold a contest offering a limited number of fans the opportunity to place their favorite piece of Martin Brodeur memorabilia in the statue of the goaltender that will stand on Championship Plaza. The statue, named “The Salute” after the iconic photo of Brodeur holding his stick in the air at his last game, will be unveiled as part of the four-day celebration of Brodeur, presented by Prudential, before his No. 30 jersey is retired by the team on February 9 when the Devils host the Edmonton Oilers.
Fans can enter the contest at NewJerseyDevils.com/martymoments by describing their favorite Marty Moment and what piece of memorabilia they would like to enclose in the statue forever. Five winners will be selected and invited to be a part of the special ceremony on February 8 at Prudential Center. The statue is currently being built by renowned sculptor Jon Krawczyk, who designed the hockey figure that currently sits on Championship Plaza.
Devils fans can also be a part of the February 9 Brodeur jersey retirement ceremony by recording video messages describing their Marty Moment at three upcoming Devils games: December 17 vs. Florida, December 19 vs. Anaheim and January 2 vs. Dallas. The videos will be compiled and shown during the special ceremony.
Devils fans still have the opportunity to submit designs for a commemorative tribute mask that Brodeur will receive during the weekend celebration in February. The winner of the contest will present the mask to Brodeur and receive a duplicate signed by the goaltender. Fans can submit designs at NewJerseyDevils.com/Brodeur through December 30.