Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google

Brodeur voted Most Valuable Devil

Monday, 03.12.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
New Jersey Devils
X
Share with your Friends


Brodeur voted Most Valuable Devil
Brodeur with Devils goaltending coach Jacques Caron.

newjerseydevils.com – The Devils have named their award winners for the 2006-07 season, the team announced today.

Goaltender Martin Brodeur was named Most Valuable Devil, as voted by the players, and accepted the award from goaltending coach Jacques Caron.

For the second consecutive year, forward Jay Pandolfo was named the winner of both the Hugh Delano Unsung Hero and the Devils Players’ Player. Pandolfo accepted his award from assistant coach John MacLean.

Debbie and Jeff Vanderbeek were named the recipients of this year’s Dr. John J. McMullen Service to New Jersey Hockey Award. The award is named for the late Dr. John J. McMullen, who brought professional hockey to the Garden State in 1982.  It has been presented annually since 1984 by the Devils to an individual or individuals who have supported amateur hockey throughout the state.

Brodeur has won a league-leading 41 games this season, and ranks second in both goals-against average (2.14) and save percentage (.924). He has recorded a career-best 12 shutouts this season, three shy of the modern-day record held by Tony Esposito.

The two-time Vezina Award winner extended his own record with a sixth 40-win season by defeating Pittsburgh, 4-3, in a shootout on Thursday. No other netminder in history has won 40 games more than three times in his career.

This marks the eighth time that Brodeur has earned the Most Valuable Devil honor. Brian Gionta, who scored a franchise-record 48 goals in 2005-06, was last year’s winner.

Pandolfo, meanwhile, becomes just the third player in team history to win the Unsung Hero award in consecutive seasons. Denis Pederson (’96-’97, ’97-98) and Sergei Brylin (’00-’01, ’01-’02) are the only others to have accomplished that feat.  Pandolfo was previously named the Unsung Hero in 1998-99 and 2002-03 before winning his third last season.

The Winchester, Mass.-native joins Rich Preston, Scott Stevens and Randy McKay as the other Devils to have earned the Players’ Player award in back-to-back years.

Debbie Vanderbeek is co-owner and treasurer of the New Jersey Rockets youth hockey team.  She has been involved for more than a decade with the Rockets organization, which is among the most successful hockey organizations in the Metropolitan New Jersey/New York area. A 1981 graduate of Boston College, she now resides in Warren, New Jersey, with her husband Jeff, son, Rem, and daughters McKenna and Rhiannon.

Jeff Vanderbeek is in his third season as chairman/managing partner of the New Jersey Devils. As president/chairman of Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC, he is the driving force behind the construction of the team’s new home, Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Vanderbeek had served as a member of the Devils’ ownership group since the summer of 2000, and has been a season ticket holder for nearly 17 seasons.

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51