NEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur was excited to learn he could be in net one more time as a member of the St. Louis Blues, against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on New Year's Eve.
Brodeur, who was honored by the New Jersey Devils with a statue outside Prudential Center on Saturday, said that he has been asked to participate. Brodeur retired after 21 seasons on Jan. 29, 2015, and was hired by the Blues as assistant general manager on May 20, 2015.
"We'll see if I'm able to strap on the pads again in December," Brodeur said with a big grin. "I think I'll be playing; they're lacking goalies for the game. I didn't think I was going, but I guess I should get on the ice [and practice] one more time."
Brodeur last played in a competitive game on March 7, 2015, during the Devils' 1995 Stanley Cup championship alumni game in Newark.
"That was the last time I stopped a puck," Brodeur said. "We'll see what happens this time."
The 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Blues and Blackhawks will be played at Busch Stadium on Jan. 2, 2017.