Martin Brodeur Retires From Hockey
Martin Brodeur has retired, according to the St. Louis Blues, with the official announcement coming during a Thursday press conference. With this announcement, Brodeur and the St. Louis Blues organization will announce hockey’s winningest goalie will remain with the team in a managerial position: what this job entails will probably be further discussed tomorrow.
Brodeur has had a bumpy road after departing from the New Jersey Devils during the offseason: he started the 2014-2015 season an unrestricted free agent. And after sitting out the first few months, Brodeur was signed to replace St. Louis Blues’ injured goalie Brian Elliot in early December.
In his seven games played — five starts — Brodeur went 3-3 with .899 saving percentage and 2.87 GAA: the latter two being his worst statistics since his 1991-1992 rookie season, where he only played four games. As a result, when Brian Elliot came back in early January, Brodeur was pushed to third string causing him to reportedly leave the team to figure out his uncertain future.
Martin Brodeur retires with the most wins (691), games played (1,266) and shutouts in NHL history (125). On top of this, he has the 21st best save percentage (.912), the ninth best GAA (2.50) and is sixth among goalies with three Stanley Cup wins.