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Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
Goaltender
(broh-DOOR, MAHR-tain)
Number: 30
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220
Catches: Left
Born: May 6, 1972
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Drafted: NJD / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (20th overall)


Took 4-0 loss (33 saves) in game six of 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Carolina...Posted 1-0 win (44 saves) in game 5 vs. Carolina; tied P. Roy's NHL record of 23 career post-season shutouts...Took 4-3 loss (42 saves) in game 4, 3-2 overtime victory (28 saves) in game 3, 2-1 OT loss in game 2 (30 saves), and 4-1 win in game 1 (18 saves)...Appeared in 31 regular-season games overall, including 30 starts and one relief effort; was relieved on two occasions...Posted 19-9-3 mark with five shutouts and 2.41 goals-against average...Completed campaign with 557 career National Hockey League victories...Established NHL record/passed P. Roy with 552nd career regular-season victory March 17 in 3-2 decision vs. Chicago (30 saves)...Tied Roy at 551 in previous match March 14 (22 saves) in 3-1 decision over Canadiens in hometown of Montreal, Que...Was honored by Devils/NHL April 3 vs. Tampa Bay; replaced K. Weekes due to injury (W, 39:03, 7 saves, 3 GA)...Relief appearance was his first since March 20, 1998 at Washington (M. Dunham) and 12th of NHL career...Needs two shutouts to tie T. Sawchuk's league mark (103); posted fifth shutout of season/101st of career in 4-0 win March 20 vs. Minnesota (35 saves)...Also needs 30 games and 1,213 minutes to tie Roy's league marks of 1,029 games and 60,235 minutes...Picked up 100th career regular-season ShO March 1 vs. Philadelphia (27 saves)...Recorded two season-high five-game winning streaks: March 10-20 (1 ShO, .955 save % & 1.40 GAA) and November 1-March 3 (2 ShO, .962 save % & 0.89 GAA)...Replaced by Weekes March 7 at NY Islanders (L, 39:29, 26 saves, 6 GA)...Returned to lineup/posted 4-0 win February 26 vs. Colorado (24 saves); was 9-1-0, with 3 ShO, .940 save % and 1.75 GAA in first ten games back following injury...Removed from Injured Reserve February 25; missed 50 games November 3-February 21 due to elbow injury and subsequent surgery after missing just 12 games due to injury/illness over his previous 14 seasons...Suffered injury November 1 vs. Atlanta (W, 26:38, 5 saves, 0 GA); was replaced by Weekes...Took 6-5 shootout loss October 29 vs. Toronto (43 saves + 2/4 SO); 48 shots faced were a career high (since tied, Mar. 28 vs. Car.)...Recorded 2-1 victory in season-opener October 10 vs. NY Islanders (25 saves); stopped K. Okposo's penalty shot attempt and has stopped five of six in NHL career...Made 14th straight opening-night start, passing T. Esposito's NHL record ('69-70 through '81-82) for most consecutive openers with the same team...Named NHL First Star of the Week for period ending March 1; posted 3-0-0 record with 2 ShO, .971 save % and 0.67 GAA...Also First Star of the Week ending March 15 (3-0-0, .943 save % & 1.67 GAA)...Is first all-time with 55 overtime victories as well as 28 shootout wins...His 2.21 GAA is the lowest in NHL history during the modern era (K. Dryden, 2.24); 124 overall shutouts (101 regular-season + 23 playoffs) are the most in NHL history (Sawchuk, 103 + 12)...Won fourth Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender last season; received all in the past five seasons ('03, '04 & '07)...Named to league's Second All-Star Team for fourth time ('97, '98 & '06), while finishing fifth in voting for the Hart Trophy as league MVP...Along with S. Brylin, K. Daneyko, S. Niedermayer and S. Stevens, was a member of all three of New Jersey's Stanley Cup Championship teams...Has started 164 consecutive post-season games, the longest stretch among goaltenders in NHL history...Is first on the NHL's all-time post-season list with a 1.97 GAA; is second with 98 wins (Roy, 151) and 175 games played (Roy, 247).