NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 11: Goalkeeper Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils looks on against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
He ventured out onto the free agent market, but ultimately, Martin Brodeur decided to stay home, signing a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils.
New Jersey Devils fans won't have to deal with the awkward feeling of playing against all-time legend Martin Brodeur. The future Hall of Fame goaltender who's spent his entire career in the Devils organization will now likely retire there after signing a two-year, $9 million deal with the club Monday morning. French-language Canadian sports network RDS reported the news.
Brodeur made waves last week when he said he would test free agency, a move that led to fears he could leave town to play for another team. He even hired Pat Brisson, the agent to Sidney Crosby among others, as he ventured out onto the open market. Several teams showed interest after free agency opened Sunday, but at the end of the day the Devils were able to lock up the most recognizable face in franchise history.
The 40-year-old Brodeur is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion and he helped the Devils to an Eastern Conference title this past season. His old contract carried a cap hit of $5.2 million. The new deal carries a cap hit of $4.5 million.
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