NHL: The best goalie from each franchise’s history (Updated 2023)

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New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur
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Best NHL goalie from each franchise: New Jersey Devils – Martin Brodeur

The man, the myth, the legend himself. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about one of the most legendary goalies of all time, Martin Brodeur. He will go down as not only an elite goalie but a beloved sports icon in New Jersey.

Brodeur spent two decades on the Devils and during that time, won not one, not two, but three Stanley Cup championships. He’s the all-time leader in wins at 691 and shutouts at 125 as he also represented the Devils in nine NHL All-Star Games.

In the grand scheme of things, Brodeur was all about consistency, being a stout defender of the net, and doing whatever it took to help win a plethora of hockey games. Considering he won close to 700 hockey games is quite impressive for a goalie that won at least 30+ games in an NHL record 12 straight seasons.

During his prime, the Devils were the team to beat in the Eastern Conference and as much as head coaches tried to gameplan against Brodeur, not many were even able to make a dent. To add even more to Brodeur’s legacy, he’s the only goalie in NHL history to score three goals, much to the delight of Devils fans across the globe. To this day, Brodeur is still with the Devils but in an executive role handling business development as an executive vice president.