Martin Brodeur, one of the most decorated goaltenders in NHL history, officially announced his retirement as a player during a press conference at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Thursday. The 42 year old was A 10-time NHL All-Star, with three Stanley Cup titles to his name and he was a Vezina Trophy winner four times and the Jennings Trophy winner five times.
Brodeur, who played with the St. Louis Blues this season, will remain with the organization and was named as senior advisor to general manager Doug Armstrong.
“This is a great day for me,” Brodeur said. “I’m excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career. It’s something I’ve been thinking about.”
The Montreal native set records for wins, shutouts and games played by a goaltender while playing the first 21 years of a spectacular 22-year career for the New Jersey Devils. He played in seven games with the Blues this year, going 3-3 with a 2.86 GAA.