January 29, 2015
Martin Brodeur: By The Numbers
Martin Brodeur officially is retiring.
Brodeur finishes his 22-year NHL career with a 691-397-176 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 1,266 appearances, all but seven coming with the New Jersey Devils. He holds regular-season NHL goaltending records for wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played (74,438), and in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).
Brodeur appeared in 10 NHL All-Star Games and led the League in wins nine times, shutouts five times, and games played six times, including appearing in 70 or more games in 10 consecutive seasons from 1997-98 to 2007-08. He won the 1994 Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year and won the Vezina Trophy four times (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) and the Jennings Trophy five times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2010). Brodeur won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995, 2000 and 2003, and was a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Canada (2002, 2010).
His numbers are unparalleled and perhaps even unreachable for some time. Does that make him the greatest goalie of all time? That is a debate for another time, at least on this forum, but he certainly is a worthy candidate in that conversation.