Martin Brodeur on his NJ Devils retirement night
“Being involved in the hockey side is a bigger commitment than being a player,” the former goalie great said in explaining his decision, per ESPN. “You are on the road a lot. I have an 8-year-old at home and was seeking more stability.”
The Devils haven’t specified his role, but it’s said to be wide-ranging and will capitalize on the roots he laid as a long-time player.
“Marty is an incredible person and a leader whose success extends far beyond his legendary accomplishments on the ice,” said Devils managing partner Josh Harris. “He is someone who truly understands and embraces the type of winning formula we’re continually developing in New Jersey. We’re thrilled to welcome Marty back to the Devils family and look forward to the type of impact he’ll make in the years to come.”
Brodeur signed on to work in the Blues front office in May of 2015, a few months after he retired following a short stint playing for the Blues.
“It feels fantastic to be back home here in New Jersey,” said Brodeur in the team statement. “This unique opportunity will allow me to build on existing relationships in the business community and take on a new challenge in my career. I’ve been able to work in all facets of the game of hockey and have had a growing interest in the business surrounding the game. … Over 20 years in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to make connections that I can now use to help the Devils grow, not only in this area but beyond.”
Brodeur, 46, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018, his first year of eligibility. He set NHL records for career victories (691) and shutouts (125) while winning the Vezina Trophy four times and helping the Devils win three Stanley Cup titles. He holds virtually every goaltending record in Devils franchise history.
–Field Level Media