martin brodeur retires

Martin Brodeur announces retirement

Goaltender won two Olympic gold medals and World Cup with Team Canada

January 29, 2015

Martin Brodeur, who was part of many of Canadian hockey’s greatest triumphs since the turn of the century, has announced his retirement after 22 NHL seasons and eight Team Canada appearances.

Brodeur played 27 games in a Team Canada sweater, finishing with a 17-7-2 record, 2,28 goals-against average and one shutout.

He will forever be remembered as the goaltender who helped Canada end a 50-year Olympic gold medal drought at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, and for his perfect 5-0 record two years later to help Canada win its first World Cup of Hockey championship.

The Montreal, Que., native won a second Olympic gold in Vancouver, B.C., in 2010; he was part of the Canadian roster at four Olympics in all (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010), although he never appeared in a game in his first Olympic experience in Nagano, Japan.

“While his record-setting NHL career will be Martin Brodeur’s lasting legacy, it cannot be forgotten what he did for Team Canada, and for Canadian hockey,” said Tom Renney, president and CEO of Hockey Canada. “On behalf of Hockey Canada and our membership from coast to coast to coast, we thank him for answering the call from his country on so many occasions, and wish him well in whatever comes next.”

Brodeur also played in two IIHF World Championships, helping Canada to silver in 1996 and 2005, and at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, where the Canadians were runners-up.

He finishes his NHL career with a 691-397-176 record, 2.24 goals-against average .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts in 1,266 appearances with New Jersey and St. Louis, all but seven of which came with the Devils.

A three-time Stanley Cup champion with New Jersey (1995, 2000, 2003), Brodeur holds all-time records for wins (691), shutouts (125), games played (1,266) and minutes played (74,438) in the regular season, and in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs he is No. 1 in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).


Year Team Event GP MIN GA GAA SO W-L-T Result
1996 CAN World Championship 3 140 8 3.43 0 0-1-1 Silver
1996 CAN World Cup 1 60 4 4.00 0 0-1-0 2nd
1998 CAN Olympics 0 0 0 0.00 0 0-0-0 4th
2002 CAN Olympics 5 300 9 1.80 0 4-0-1 Gold
2004 CAN World Cup 5 300 5 1.00 1 5-0-0 1st
2005 CAN World Championship 7 418 20 2.87 0 5-2-0 Silver
2006 CAN Olympics 4 239 8 2.01 0 2-2-0 6th
2010 CAN Olympics 2 124 6 2.90 0 1-1-0 Gold
  CAN TOTAL 27 1581 60 2.28 1 17-7-2  

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
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