Devils name Martin Brodeur executive vice president of hockey operations

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Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur was named executive vice president of hockey operations for the New Jersey Devils. On Thursday, the team announced that Brodeur had agreed to a multi-year contract extension to stay with the franchise.

In accepting this new position, Brodeur will work exclusively in hockey operations with the team. The former Devils goaltender will be involved in personnel decisions, player transfers, scouting, and oversight of the franchise’s goaltending development department.

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“Working with Tom’s group over the past few years, I’ve seen firsthand what he and our managing partners David Blitzer and Josh Harris are building,” Brodeur said in a press release. “I have been fortunate to help them as we move in the right direction towards consistent, sustainable success. This decision allows me to devote all my time to hockey and focus on achieving the ultimate goal for our players, amazing fans and the entire organization.

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Brodeur, who retired from the sport in 2015, previously worked in the Devils business development department since 2018. In 2020, General Manager Tom Fitzgerald brought in the former star goaltender as an advisor to Hockey Operations.

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“Marty has been a huge resource to me with his experience, contributions, vision and connections to the entire hockey world,” Fitzgerald added. “It makes sense to formalize and clarify his roles and responsibilities in the organization. I’m glad he made the commitment to stay with us as we all work to continue bringing New Jersey back to the levels of success that Marty has achieved here as a player.”

During his 22-year NHL career, Brodeur played 21 seasons with the Devils and won three Stanley Cups with the franchise. Brodeur is the NHL’s all-time leader in wins (691) and strikeouts (125) and has won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender four times.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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