Former New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was no surprise to make the NHL's 100 Greatest Players List released this past Friday night. Brodeur is a certain hall of famer and is the assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues.
In his 21-season tenure with the New Jersey Devils, he won three Stanley Cup championships and five Eastern Conference titles in 17 postseason campaigns. He finished up his career in St. Louis. Brodeur also won two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Considered by most as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time, Brodeur holds numerous NHL and franchise records, including all-time regular season wins (691), losses (397), shutouts (125), and games played (1,266).
Just last season the Devils retired his #30 jersey at Prudential Center and unveiled his statue:
“I played a lot of years and got to know these fans a lot throughout my career. Having the ovation, I expected it, but it was really overwhelming.”
SportsJam host Doug Doyle caught up with Brodeur at a special clinic in Jersey City to help launch a sports photography program named after his late father Denis:
“It means a lot. Photography is part of my life. I grew up around it, and for the group here to start a program for my dad -the aim of my dad was to help kids and realize what sports photography (was), it’s pretty amazing.”
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Original Air Date: 2-12-2016