The statue of the former goalkeeper of club of NHL “new Jersey devils” and team Canada Martin Brodeur with a height of 3.4 meters were installed at the home arena of the club, reported on the official website of the League.
“In the 25 years I spent in the club, we did many great things. Retirement has allowed me to look around and see what I could do in the club,” said two-time Olympic champion and three-time Stanley Cup winner.
In February 2016, “NJ” brought from circulation thirtieth the number under which the team played goalkeeper. 44-year-old canadian became the fourth player in club history to be awarded this honor. Informed of the treatment was withdrawn the numbers of Ken Daneyko, Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer.
The canadian goalkeeper was selected the “NJ” in the 1990 draft and made his debut for the team in two years. Brodeur for most of his career spent in the “devils” on account of his 1259 matches in the regular championship (688 wins, 124 games, “zero”, 91.2 per cent of the reflected shots). In the summer of 2014 he left “new Jersey”.
Martin’s record for number of games won in the NHL among goalies (691), by quantity “dry” matches in the regular season (125), wins in overtime (58), at the same time, he remains the only goalie in the NHL, scoring the winning goal.