Martin Brodeur officially called it a career on Thursday.
He announced his retirement in a press conference at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Brodeur was named a senior advisor to Blues GM Doug Armstrong for the rest of this season and he’s excited about the change. “This is a great day for me,” Brodeur said. “I’m excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career. It’s something I’ve been thinking about.” He won’t have any trouble getting into the Hall of Fame after he set NHL goaltending records in games (1,266), wins (691), shutouts (125), consecutive 20-win seasons (12), consecutive 30-win seasons (12), and consecutive 40-win seasons (three).
Arguably, the best at his position all- time Brodeur is a certified NHL legend one of the players that make me proud to say I spend my life as a fan of the National Hockey League. I still find it perplexing though that this guy did not retire a New Jersey Devil. What happened there that he was willing to play six months and take a job with the St. Louis Blues shortly thereafter? The numbers speak for themselves he will be in the Hall of Fame on the first chance. To be honest, I do feel bad that he was on able to reach 700 wins. Nonetheless, the name Martin Brodeur will be synonymous with NHL greatness on and off the ice.