Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Martin Brodeur is reportedly set to remain a New
After testing the free agent market for the first time, RDS in Montreal and
the Newark Star-Ledger have reported that Brodeur has agreed to a two-year
contract worth $9 million.
Brodeur hired an agent last week after handling his own contract negotiations
for the past 15 years and apparently fielded a few offers from other teams
when free agency began Sunday.
The 40-year-old veteran helped New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Finals this
spring, coming up short of a fourth championship in a six-game loss to the Los
Angeles Kings. He posted a record of 31-21-4 with a 2.41 goals against average
and three shutouts in 59 games during the regular season.
Before the playoffs, there was speculation that Brodeur might call it a career
after the season. However, New Jersey's deep playoff run appeared to energize
the 19-year veteran. As the postseason wound down, Brodeur began talking about
playing at least one more season and always stated his desire to remain with
the only team he's ever known.
Brodeur was selected by the Devils with the 20th overall pick of the 1990 NHL
Entry Draft and made his debut during the 1991-92 campaign. He was the Calder
Trophy winner as the league's top rookie for 1993-94, helping the Devils to
the Eastern Conference finals.
Three Stanley Cup titles over the next nine seasons followed. He won his first
of four Vezina Trophies as the league's top goaltender in his last Stanley
Cup-winning season of 2002-03.
In 1,191 career games Brodeur, has a record of 656-371-141 with an NHL record
119 shutouts and a 2.23 GAA. He also owns league marks for wins and minutes
played by a goaltender.
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