The St. Louis Blues have named Martin Brodeur as Assistant General Manager. Doug Armstrong, General Manager, announced on Wednesday, May 20 that they agreed on a three-year contract with Brodeur.
After 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, Brodeur joined the Blues as a free agent on December 2, 2014. In St. Louis, he accumulated a 3-3-0 record, which included his final NHL win, a 3-0 shutout against Colorado on Dec. 29.
He announced his retirement on January 29, 2015 and moved into a management position with the Blues as a Senior Advisor to the General Manager.
Brodeur spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch prior to accepting the new position. “I really enjoyed it, but we had a conversation that I’d like to do more,” Brodeur said. “I want to learn as much as possible. I think it was a great opportunity for me to be around the team advising. But now after doing that for six months, I’d like to do a little more.”
The future Hall of Fame goaltender finished his career as the league’s leader in wins (691), shutouts (125) and games played (1,266). He raised the Stanley Cup three times and compiled a 691-397-176 overall record and notched a 2.24 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.
Brodeur won all three of his Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
In post-season, Brodeur ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).
Brodeur appeared in 10 All-Star Games and has a long list of awards including winning the Vezina Trophy four times: 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008.
On top of Marty’s NHL success, he is also a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with Team Canada, which he won in 2002 and 2010.
His success is also not limited to goaltending. Brodeur has scored three goals in his NHL career– the only goalie to do so.
Soon after Brodeur’s retirement, Lou Lamoriello, ex-General Manager of the NJ Devils, said he expects Marty to return to New Jersey eventually. Recently, though, the Devils signed Ray Shero to replace Lamoriello after a disappointing season. Now, because of the management change, Brodeur’s fate in New Jersey is unclear.
Brodeur told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “I haven’t heard anything from the Devils,” Brodeur said. “So for me, I’m concentrating on what I’m doing here. It’s a great opportunity for me to step in right now because of all the activities management has to encounter in the next month or so with the combine, with the draft, with free agency. So there’s a lot of things I could learn, so that’s why I’d like to do something quicker than later.
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