Martin Brodeur

Posted: January 16, 2012 by Steven Ellis in New Jersey Devils
 

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

The Good: Brodeur is no question one of the greatest goaltenders ever to strap on a set of pads. He is NHL’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts, surpassing former Hab/Av Patrick Roy just a few seasons ago. Brodeur is the youngest goaltender in NHL history to reach the 300, 400 and 500 regular season win plateaus, and is the only goaltender to reach 600 regular season wins. He is simply one of the best puck-handling goaltenders of all time, with 2 GOALS and 35 assists. He had the ability to dominate every single contest he was in with outstanding performances, sometimes stopping 40+ shots. He excels in games with low shot totals, due to superior concentration, and considering he played for the New Jersey Devils during their neutral zone trap days, this happened many times. He can play any style required, but he does an excellent job playing the stand up style, something that is almost never used anymore. Brodeur can make some outstanding game saving stops. He’s a lock for the hall of fame. 

The Bad:  In the past, Broduer would play too much during the regular season and would wear down by the time the playoffs roll around. He seems to struggle when the system breaks down in front of him. Injuries are creeping up with age, and speaking of age, he’s 39. His time will soon come to an end.

 

Records

Career

  • Most regular season wins: 637
  • Most shutouts: 116
  • Most Career Saves: 28443
  • Most shutouts, regular season & playoffs combined: 139
  • Most overtime wins: 45
  • Most consecutive 30-win seasons: 12
  • Most consecutive 35-win seasons: 11
  • Most 40-win seasons: 8
  • Youngest goalie to reach 300, 400, and 500 career wins
  • Only goalie to reach 600 career wins
  • Most games played by an NHL goaltender: 1132
  • Most total minutes played by an NHL goaltender 66,636
  • Only NHL goalie to score a game-winning goal
  • Most career goals by a goaltender, including playoffs – 2 (tied with Ron Hextall)

Regular season

  • Most wins in a single season (48, in 2006–07)
  • Most minutes played in a single season (4697, in 2006–07)

Playoffs

  • Most shutouts in a playoff (7, in 2002–03)
  • Most shutouts in a Stanley Cup final (3, in 2002–03; tied with Toronto Maple Leafs‘ Frank McCool)
  • 2nd place: 99 Wins
  • 3rd goaltender to win the Stanley Cup with a Game-7 shutout in 2002–03.
  • 1st goaltender in history to have 3 shutouts in two different playoff series. (1995 against Boston in the Conference Quarterfinals, 2003 against Anaheim in the Stanley Cup final.)

Career statistics


Regular season

Statistics are through the 2009–10 season.

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1989–90 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 42 23 13 2 2333 156 0 4.01
1990–91 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 52 22 24 4 2946 162 2 3.30
1991–92 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 48 27 16 4 2846 161 2 3.39
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 2 1 0 179 10 0 3.35 .882
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 32 14 13 5 1952 131 0 4.03 .884
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 27 11 8 2625 105 3 2.40 .915
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 40 19 11 6 2184 89 3 2.45 .902
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 34 30 12 4434 173 6 2.34 .911
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 67 37 14 13 3838 120 10 1.88 .927
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 43 17 8 4128 130 10 1.89 .917
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 39 21 10 4239 162 4 2.29 .906
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 72 43 20 8 4312 161 6 2.24 .910
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 72 42 17 11 4297 166 9 2.32 .906
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 38 26 9 4347 156 4 2.15 .906
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 41 23 9 4374 147 9 2.02 .914
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 38 26 11 4554 154 11 2.03 .917
2004–05 New Jersey Devils NHL season not played due to Lockout
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 43 23 7 4364 187 5 2.57 .911
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 48 23 7 4697 171 12 2.18 .922
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 44 27 6 4635 168 4 2.17 .920
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 31 19 9 3 1814 73 5 2.41 .916
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 45 25 6 4499 168 9 2.24 .916
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 56 23 26 3 3116 172 6 2.45 .903
NHL totals 1132 625 350 105 32 66,636 2,467 116 2.22 .913
AHL totals 32 14 13 5 1952 131 0 4.03 .884
QMJHL totals 142 72 53 8125 479 4 3.54

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1989–90 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 12 5 7 678 46 0 4.07
1990–91 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 4 0 4 232 16 0 4.14
1991–92 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 5 2 3 317 14 0 2.65
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 1 32 3 0 5.62 .800
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 4 1 3 258 18 0 4.18
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 8 9 1171 38 1 1.95 .928
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 20 16 4 1222 34 3 1.67 .927
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 5 5 659 19 2 1.73 .929
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 6 2 4 366 12 0 1.97 .927
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 7 3 4 425 20 0 2.83 .856
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 16 7 1450 39 2 1.61 .927
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 25 15 10 1505 52 4 2.07 .897
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 6 2 4 381 9 1 1.42 .938
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 24 16 8 1491 41 7 1.65 .934
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 4 298 13 0 2.62 .902
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 5 4 473 17 1 2.25 .923
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 11 5 6 688 28 1 2.44 .916
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 4 300 16 0 3.19 .891
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 7 3 4 427 17 1 2.39 .929
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 4 299 15 0 3.01 .881
NHL totals 181 99 82 11,246 376 23 2.01 .919
AHL totals 4 1 3 258 18 0 4.18
QMJHL totals 21 7 14 1227 76 0 3.71

International


Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1996 Canada WC 3 0 1 1 140 8 0 3.43
1996 Canada WCH 2 0 1 0 60 4 0 4.00
1998 Canada Oly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Canada Oly 5 4 0 1 300 9 0 1.80
2004 Canada WCH 5 5 0 0 300 5 1 1.00
2005 Canada WC 7 5 2 0 419 20 0 2.87
2006 Canada Oly 4 2 2 0 238 8 0 2.01
2010 Canada Oly 2 1 1 0 124 6 0 2.90
Senior int’l totals 29 17 7 2 1601 60 1 2.25

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 NEW JERSEY
ON PACE 49 24 18 1 2680 0 129 1217 2.90 .894

 

Drafted: 20th overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils

 

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