Martin Brodeur Headlines the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Class
We were fortunate enough to witness Jeremy Brodeur play for the Allen Americans last year and learned of how proud his father was of his success, but now, in the off-season, Jeremy has witnessed his dad, Martin, reach another hockey milestone.
Today, Jeremy told northDsports.com ” “Really excited for my father. It’s one of those things that’s pretty special and I’m sure he can’t wait to celebrate it in November, I’m very proud of him.”
Martin Brodeur played for the New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues from 1993-2015. He also won three Stanley Cup titles and is the NHL’s all time leader with 691 wins. He is a four-time Vezina Trophy winner and leads the six-person 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame class announced Tuesday.
Brodeur will also be joined at this year’s induction ceremony by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Martin St. Louis, Willie O’Ree, Alexander Yakushev and Jayna Hefford.
The 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Nov. 12 in Toronto.
NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 09: Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur addresses the fans during his jersey retirement ceremony before the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Edmonton Oilers on 9, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Brodeur retired in 2015 at the age of 43 and has been working in the St. Louis Blues front office the past three years.
Brodeur holds 12 Devils goaltending records and has the league records for the most wins (691) and the most shutouts (125). He is one of only three goaltenders to play in more than 1,000 NHL games. He was a first-round pick (20th overall) in 1990 and won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 1993 and 94. In 2005 and 2006, Brodeur’s terrific stick-handling skills actually inspired a rule change, which was the league setting up the trapezoid behind the net where goalies can’t touch the puck.
Being from Montreal, Martin also won 2 gold medals for the Canadian Olympic teams in 2002 and 2010.
“As a player you get to meet Hall of Fame members and now to have my name in the same sentence makes me speechless,” Brodeur said in a statement released by the NHL. “I was fortunate to play on great teams that allowed me to play with my own personality, which is so important to a goaltender.”
northDsports.com would like to congratulate Martin Brodeur. Although he will always be remembered as one of the best or the best goalie of all time, he is now embedded infinitely into hockey history.
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