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Denis Brodeur, father of New Jersey Devils’ goaltender Martin Brodeur, passed away on Sept. 26.

Brodeur, 82, was a former goalie who helped Team Canada win the bronze medal in the 1956 Olympics. Since his days of playing, he became one of hockey’s most distinguished photographers. He was the official photographer for the Montreal Canadiens for many decades.

The New Jersey Devils issued the following statement:

“The entire New Jersey Devils organization is  tremendously saddened by the loss of

Denis Brodeur, Sr.  The Brodeurs have been part of the Devils’ family for over 23 years.

Denis proudly dedicated his life, on and off the ice, to the game of hockey and for that

he will be fondly remembered.  Our thoughts and prayers, right now, are with Martin

and his family.   We ask that you respect the privacy of Martin and his family at this

time. ”

Brodeur is survived by his wife Mireille, children Denis Jr., Claude, Martin, Sylvie, and Line, and grandchildren including Anthony Brodeur who was drafted by the Devils in June. Earlier in the day, Anthony tweeted, “Sad, sad day. Miss you so much already Grandpapa. Rest In Peace. Je T’aime ❤”

Martin Brodeur will miss tonight’s preseason game against Philadelphia as he flew home to be with his family.

 

Photo courtesy of CBS New York

Pink Puck Contributor. Dani is currently attending Penn State University and majoring in Public Relations. She hopes to use that degree somewhere in the sports field (specifically hockey, of course). Even though she’s from New Jersey, the Devils will always come second to her Boston Bruins. Living in a family full of Devils fans and college full of Penguins fans, her Bruins memorabilia is often chirped– but she accepts that’s what you get when you cheer for an out-of-state team. She loves following the game no matter who’s playing, though. Twitter: @DaniSanGiacomo

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