Brodeur Named Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations | release
The New Jersey Devils announced today that Martin Brodeur has officially been named Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and has also signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the organization. The announcement was made by Devils Executive Vice President and General Manager Tom Fitzgerald. After two and a half years serving as a hockey operations advisor and working as a liaison to the business side, the move will allow Brodeur to focus solely on hockey operations for the organization. He had previously served as Fitzgerald’s hockey operations advisor, a role he assumed on January 12, 2020, when Fitzgerald was promoted to the role of interim general manager.
“Working with Tom’s group over the past few years, I’ve seen firsthand what he and our managing partners, David Blitzer and Josh Harris, are building,” Brodeur said. “I have been fortunate to help them during this time as we move in the right direction toward continued and sustained success. This decision allows me to devote all of my time to the hockey side and focus on achieving the “ultimate goal of our players. great fan and the whole organization.”
Brodeur will continue to work with the Devils Hockey Operations group to improve all aspects affecting the organization, including development, personnel decisions, roster management, transactions, player recruiting and oversight of the goalkeeper development he created. In addition, and as part of his new appointment, he will also expand his role in Scouting.
“Marty has been a great resource to me in my time as general manager with his experience, input, foresight and relationships throughout the hockey world,” Fitzgerald said. “It makes sense to formalize and clarify his roles and responsibilities within the organization. I’m excited that he’s committed to staying with us as we all work to continue to return New Jersey to the levels of success that Marty achieved here as a player.”
For two seasons, 2018-19 and 2019-20 prior to his advisory role, Brodeur served as executive vice president of business development for the New Jersey Devils. He was appointed to the position on August 29, 2018 and worked across all departments to identify, capitalize and develop business opportunities for the Devils, Prudential Center and the surrounding community. The position marked Brodeur’s return to the Devils organization. During his time with the organization’s reception, he has created the MB30 Charity Golf Invitational which annually collects money for the benefit of the Young Devils Foundation.
Brodeur, 50, is considered the greatest goaltender in National Hockey League history and was named to the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players in 2017. He played 22 years in the National Hockey League, 21 of them with New Jersey Anchored the Devils’ three Stanley Cup championships, leading them to the top of the league in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Supported the team to five Eastern Conference titles and a total of 17 appearances in the playoffs. In 205 career playoff games, Brodeur went 113-91 with a 2.02 GAA and .919 save percentage and recorded 24 shutouts.
Brodeur’s name is etched into the NHL record books and currently holds numerous categories including: regular season wins (691), single season wins (48, ’06-’07), overtime (69), games played (1,266), games played with one team (1,260), regular season shutouts (125), playoff shutouts (24), minutes played (74,083), 40-win seasons (8), 30-win seasons (13), shutouts in a playoff campaign (7, ’03) and shutouts in a Stanley Cup Final (tie: 3, ’03). He is the youngest goalie to achieve 300, 400 and 500 career wins, and is the only goalie to achieve 600 career wins.
During his Devils career, Brodeur was named to the 1994 All-Rookie Team and won the Calder Memorial Trophy for the League’s top freshman; won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender four times; received the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest team goals against five times; and was named to the NHL First Team All-Star twice and Second Team All-Star four times, appearing in a total of 10 NHL All-Star Games.
Brodeur’s storied career began in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft when the Devils selected him with the 20th overall pick.
Internationally, Brodeur has competed for Team Canada in three Winter Olympics, winning gold in 2002 and 2010. At the IIHF World Championships, Brodeur led Team Canada to the silver in 1996 and 2005, while leading his country to the championship title at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Brodeur retired from professional hockey on January 29, 2015, after six games with the St. Louis Blues. After his retirement, Brodeur joined the Blues’ front office, where he served as assistant general manager among his duties. His number 30 was retired by New Jersey on February 9, 2016, and he was honored with his statue outside the Prudential Center in Newark. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 12, 2018.
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