September 26, 2013

Denis Brodeur Passes Away, Aged 82


Denis Brodeur passed away on September 26th. He was aged 82.

Denis Brodeur may be best known nowadays as Martin Brodeur's father, but he had quite the accomplished life in hockey in his own right.

Denis was once a goaltender, too. In face he represented Canada at the 1956 Olympics, winning a medal just like his son did (twice) many years later.

Denis really made his mark as a notable sports photographer. He was the official photographer of the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Expos, and also shot almost every sporting event in Montreal from motorsports to pro wrestling.

His most famous photo would be from the 1972 Summit Series where he captured the iconic image of Paul Henderson scoring the series winning goal.

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