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St. Louis Blues Make Martin Brodeur Retirement Official

(Jan. 27, 2015) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that goaltender Martin Brodeur will announce his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL) on Thursday at Scottrade Center.  Armstrong also stated that Brodeur will remain with the organization in a management role.  The Blues will hold a press conference for the announcement on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and attendees will include Brodeur, Armstrong and Blues Hall-of-Famers Bernie Federko, Brett Hull and Al MacInnis.  Neither the Blues or Brodeur will comment on the announcement until Thursday’s press conference.

Brodeur, 42, finishes his 22-year NHL career in St. Louis after joining the Blues as a free agent on Dec. 2.  He posted a 3-3-0 record as a Blue, including his final NHL win, a 3-0 shutout against Colorado on Dec. 29th at Scottrade Center. 

Overall, the Montreal, Quebec, native compiled a 691-397-176 record to go along with a 2.24 goals against average, a .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts in 1,266 career appearances.  He holds regular season NHL goaltending records for wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played (74,438) while in postseason history, 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 NHL 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 began his award-winning career with the 1994 Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year, and went on to earn the Vezina Trophy four times (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) and the Jennings Trophy five times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2010).  Brodeur was also a three-time Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils (1995, 2000, 2003) and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada (2002, 2010).

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duhduhduh's avatar

Strange that this would happen in StL and not NJ.

Posted by duhduhduh on 01/27/15 at 03:56 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Are they going to retire his number too? Kinda strange to make the announcement in St Lou.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/27/15 at 04:39 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

He will go down in NHL history as The Face of the New Jersey Devils, yet he will take a management job with a team he has been with for six months.

oooohhhhh-kay

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/27/15 at 05:15 PM ET

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