On this day in 1994 Martin Brodeur recorded his third shutout with the New Jersey Devils. Little did people know back then that that shutout was the third of what was to become 124 career shutouts, passing runner up Terry Sawchuk by just over 20 shutouts to lead the NHL.
The 41 year old’s career will soon come to an end — though he won’t admit when he plans to retire — but when the time comes he can retire with ease knowing that he safely holds many of the NHL’s goalie records including most wins by a goaltender, most games played by a goaltender and most minutes played.
The past couple seasons have brought a decrease in numbers for the Devil’s netminder: he’s posted a .901 save percentage the last two seasons and a 2.49 GAA in the current season compared to more impressive numbers in previous seasons. Is it time for the esteemed goaltender to retire or does he have another season or two left in him?