Most athletes find it difficult to retire. Not so for goaltender
Brodeur on Thursday announced his retirement and said he had accepted a position as a senior advisor with the
Brodeur retired with 691 wins, 125 shutouts, 1,226 games played and 7,438 minutes played in regular-season play and compiled a 2.24 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. In the playoffs, he was 113-91 with 24 shutouts, a 2.02 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.
Brodeur, 42, was no longer needed on the ice by the Blues after Elliott recovered and backup Jake Allen straightened out his game. Brodeur told reporters he didn't want to go somewhere else simply to prolong his career.
"I played 21 years in one organization and a month and a half somewhere else and I didn't want to be moving around. So it's something that I didn't really look at," he said. "I had a blast here in St. Louis and I didn't want that experience to be overshadowed because I made a different move. To be in the same situation somewhere else did not really attract me that much."
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Brodeur didn't rule out returning to the Devils someday, though he wouldn't say when that might be.
"I'm doing this now as a St. Louis Blue and I want to learn as much as I can and we'll see where that's going to bring me," he said. "I might not like this. I might just go and say playing golf every day looks a lot better than doing this. I'll make a decision on my future whenever it comes around. Right now, I'm just going to go all-in on this."
But he acknowledged that he will always be considered a member of the Devils.