Olympic gold medallist, Martin Pierre Brodeur simply known as “Martin Brodeur” is a former Canadian-American ice hockey goal tender and the assistant general manager of ‘St. Louis Blues’. Martin Brodeur is considered as one of the greatest goaltender of all time and has earned many awards for his talent like Stanley cup championship and Eastern conference title along with numerous NHL and franchise records.
Martin Brodeur Facts
Name: Martin Pierre Brodeur
Birthday: May 6, 1972
Address: West Orange, New Jersey
Profession: Hockey player
Wife: Genevieve Nault
Net worth: $55 million
Martin Brodeur Family and Personal life:
Renowned ice hockey player Martin Brodeur was born on 6th May, 1972 in Montreal, Canada.Martin carries a Canadian nationality. His star sign is Taurus and belongs to white ethnical background. He was one of five sons of the former Olympic goaltender and accomplished sports photographer, Denis Brodeur and his wife Mireille Brodeur. He has four siblings which consist of two sisters, Sylvie and Line and two brothers Claude and Denis Brodeur Jr.
Turning some pages of his personal life, Martin got married to Melanie Dubois on August 1995. Together, they have four children, Anthony,twins William and Jeremy and Annabelle Antoinette. They got separated with divorce when his wife Melanie accused him of having an affair with her brother’s wife, Genevieve Nault. It was later proved true when Martin and Genevieve married in June 2008 and gave birth to their first child, Maxime Philippe Brodeur in November 2009.
Martin Brodeur Career Growth:
Martin’s career as a hockey player began when he was drafted in the first round (20th overall) by the New Jersey Devils in 1990 NHL entry draft. His first season in New Jersey Devils from 1991-95 season came with the win over the Calder Trophy as the Rookie of the Year while helping the Devils reach the Eastern Conference Finals in the playoffs. He played total 47 games and won 27 of them while recording a 2.40 Goal-Against Average and registering 3 shutouts.In the 1995-96 season, Brodeur played in 74 of his team's total 82 games with 10 shutouts and a .927 save percentage. The Devils went on to win that series, but lost in the second round to the rival New York Rangers.In the 1998-99 season, the Devils finished first in the Eastern Conference with Brodeur winning 39 games. However, this season was considered worst in Brodeur’s five year career for allowing 20 goals in seven games with a .856 save percentage. The following season, Brodeur won total 43 games for the second time in his career, and the Devils finished with the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. He continued his improvement and played 21 seasons with the Devils. In 2009, he surpassed Hall of Famer Patrick Roy's NHL record of 551 wins and eclipsed the mark of 103 shutouts held by another Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk. On June 7, 2014, Brodeur told ESPN he would test the free agency market for the 2014-15 season, ending his 21-year tenure with the Devils and signed a tryout contract with the St. Louis Blues later that year.
Martin Brodeur Salary and Net Worth:
Goaltender, Marti Brodeur earns about 700,000 USD per year. At the start of 2016, his net worth is estimated to be around $55 million.
Martin Brodeur Achievements and Contributions
Martin Brodeur has won a number of awards throughout his career. He has been awarded three ‘Stanley Cup championships’ and five ‘Eastern Conference titles’ in 17 post-season campaigns as well as two ‘Olympic gold medals with Team Canada’ in the 2002 and ‘2010Winter Olympic Games’. Other awards he has earned include four ‘Vezina Trophy’, five ‘Jennings trophy’, Ten-time All-star position and a Calder Memorial Trophy. He also holds a numerous records of all-time regular season wins (691), losses (397), shutouts (125), and games played (1,266) in NHL and Franchise.Martin always had a heart of gold and is ever-ready to help people in need. Along with contributing excellent performance in his games, Martin also hosts a charity golf tournament in Montreal during off-season to support the poor. He also participates in various other social activities and fulfils his humanitarian duties. More additional information and news about this prominent sports personality can be obtained from visiting various other internet sites and Wikipedia.