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The Numbers Behind Martin Brodeur

by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Total Pro Sports – We would like to congratulate Martin Brodeur for his 552nd career win against the Chicago Blackhawks last night.  It’s fitting that Martin Brodeur broke Patrick Roy’s win record on St. Patrick’s Day.

In his illustrious career playing for the New Jersey Devils Marty Brodeur has tallied up some amazing statistics.  He has been in the NHL for 15 seasons, he won the Rookie of the Year, won four Vezina Trophies, three Stanley Cups, and now hold the record for the most career wins by a goaltender with 552.  These are just a few of the known statistics behind Brodeur’s career.

Lets take a look at some of Brodeur’s statistics that some of you may not know.

  • Brodeur is one of 11 goaltenders in NHL history to score a goal. Brodeur has two to his credit. He recorded one during the 1997 Stanley Cup Playoffs and another during the 1999-2000 regular season. Both were scored by Brodeur shooting the puck on net.
  • Most of Brodeur’s victories have come New Jersey, with 299 taking place at the Continental Airlines Arena or Prudential Center. On the road, he appears at home at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. (20 wins), Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (18 wins) and the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (16 wins). He’s only recorded one victory at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.
  • Brodeur holds 15 NHL goaltending records: all-time victories (552); most minutes played (4,697), victories (48); combined regular season and playoff games (97), combined regular season and playoff victories (59), and playoff shutouts (7), shootout victories (10) in a season; most shutouts (3) in a Stanley Cup Final; most combined regular season and playoff shutouts (122), consecutive 30-win seasons (12), consecutive 40-win seasons (3) and 40-win seasons (7) in his career; most games (986) and wins (551) by a goaltender with one team in his career; and most shootout victories (27).
  • Of the 152 goaltenders who have faced Brodeur, only 15 have come out unscathed. Brodeur failed to record a win against Scott Bailey, Marcel Cousineau, Jeff Reese, Vitaly Kolesnik, Jonas Hiller, Andrei Trefilov, Adam Berkhoel, Dany Sabourin, Jussi Markkanen, Philippe Sauve, Blaine Lacher, Michael Garnett, Wade Dubielewicz, Ken Wregget and Rich Parent.
  • Most of Brodeur’s victories have come New Jersey, with 299 taking place at the Continental Airlines Arena or Prudential Center. On the road, he appears at home at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. (20 wins), Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (18 wins) and the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (16 wins). He’s only recorded one victory at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.
  • Only three coaches can claim the feat of registering multiple regulation victories against Brodeur without suffering a loss: Randy Carlyle, Don Hay, and Wayne Gretzky.
  • As for opposing goaltenders who probably groaned when they saw Brodeur at the other end of the ice, 13 suffered at least 10 losses at the hand of the Devils netminder. Those who fared the worst against Brodeur were Olaf Kolzig (15 losses), Mike Richter (14), Jose Theodore, Roberto Luongo, Marc-Andre Fleury and Martin Biron (13 apiece).
  • Vancouver is the only team that boasts a record above .500 against Brodeur, who is 6-9-0 against the Canucks.
  • Brodeur has 238 one-goal wins to his credit and 21 of those are 1-0 shutouts.
  • Thirteen players have skated against Brodeur at least 30 times in their career and not registered a goal. Brendan Witt is the most snakebitten of them all, having gone scoreless in 40 games versus Brodeur.
  • Jaromir Jagr filled the nemesis role, lighting the lamp behind Brodeur 17 times during the regular season in his career. Among players still in the NHL, Simon Gagne has 16 goals against Brodeur, while Vincent Lecavalier has 14.

Truly one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history.




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