NEW YORK (WFAN) – Regardless if the New Jersey Devils top the Los Angeles Kings in the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals, it appears that legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur will be back patrolling the net for at least one more season at the Prudential Center.
When the subject of retirement came up on Monday, Brodeur dismissed the notion to reporters, telling them that he has no plans to step away from the game next season.
“I can’t say no, but I doubt it,” Brodeur told NHL.com. “I’m really enjoying this. Regardless of what happens in this series, I think we made a great step last year at the end of the year — and through this year — to have a really good team and a good coaching staff together, and it’s fun. To me, it’s all about having fun coming to the rink.”
The 40-year-old Montreal native has won three Stanley Cup Finals with the Devils. He’s won more games than any other goalie in NHL history and owns the records for most playoff shutouts and regular-season shutouts.
But for this fierce competitor, it simply isn’t about breaking records and collecting accolades. He just loves to play the game that he’s dominated for so many years.
“The way I’m enjoying myself, we gelled as a team,” Brodeur said. “Coming to the rink was fun, on the road was fun and that’s what I was looking for. I didn’t have fun last year. I’m not used to losing. That was tough. To me, I really thought this was going to be my last year, but more and more [I’m finding that] I can still play.”
Widely regarded as the greatest goaltender of all time, Brodeur recorded his 14th 30-win campaign this season. He’s been in the Devils’ organization since 1990.
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