In case you didn’t know, May 6th is Martin Brodeur’s birthday. Here is the first of our Player Profile series featuring the birthday boy, Marty!
HEIGHT: 6′ 2″
BORN: MAY 6, 1972
BIRTHPLACE: MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
Canadian born Brodeur was picked up by the Devils in the NHL’s 1990 draft and started his first full season in 1993. During that season, Marty showed us what he was capable of and had a 2.40 Goals Against Average, 3 shutouts and won the Calder Trophy for Rookie of the Year.
Since then, he’s won all three Stanley Cups with the Devils, received the Vézina Trophy as the best goalie in the NHL – four times, received the William M. Jennings Trophy for goalkeeper with least number of goals given up – five times, and participated in 10 NHL All Star Games.
Marty has participated in the Olympics and won Gold in 2002 and 2010. His father, also a goalkeeper, won Bronze in the 1956 Olympics – like father, like son! He’s also played in the World Championship, winning Silver twice and has won Silver and Gold in two World Cup Championships.
Marty beat Patrick Roy’s record with his 552nd win in March of 2009. He currently holds this and several other NHL all time records, including most regular season shut outs (116) and most 30 win seasons (13).
He clearly has amazing talent, makes pretty incredible saves and has impressive puck handling skills. His ability to play the puck made him the main man responsible for the trapezoid behind the net – what has became known as the Martin Brodeur rule – put in place after the NHL lock out. He even has a game winning goal!
With his stats and list of records, it’s no wonder he has a rink in Saint Leonard, QC named after him and continues to be a fan favorite!
|2010-2011 Season Stats|
(I was there for this game, but this video never gets old!)