On Tuesday, news broke that the career of Martin Brodeur, arguably the greatest goalie in NHL history, has ended as he retires after a career that started in 1991. A member of the New Jersey Devils for 21 seasons, Brodeur ends his career after signing with the St. Louis Blues this summer, and will become now become a member of their front-office in an advisory role. Brodeur is the all-time winningest goalie in league history, with 691 career wins in addition to 125 shutouts, also the most in league history.

Brodeur won three Stanley Cup championships as a member of the Devils, in addition to leading them to the playoffs 17 times. He won at least 30 games in 14 of 16 seasons between 1995 and 2012 in all and is the only goalie in NHL history with eight 40-win seasons. He is a four-time Vezina Trophy winner, a five-time Jennings Trophy winner, a ten-time NHL All-Star, a Calder Memorial Trophy winner, and one of only two NHL goaltenders to score a goal in both the regular season and the playoffs, in addition to never having a losing season in his career, with this seasons’ 3-3 his only .500 season.

His number is all but certain to be retired by the Devils soon, and the idea of him moving to the front office for another team should rile Devils fans. He is a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer, and one of the most innovative players to ever lace up the skates. His puck-handling skills changed the way the goalie was viewed, and influenced players that came after him, as well as the NHL who adopted what has become known as the “Brodeur rule,” which prevents goalies from handling the puck behind the goal line, with Brodeur being the best-known at getting behind the net to handle the puck.

It’s the end of one of the greatest careers of all-time, and while he may still be with the Blues currently, he will always be remembered as a Devil in the eyes of millions.

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