Standing ovation at Prudential Center for Martin Brodeur during New Jersey Devils game

The New Jersey Devils had a special guest in attendance at this evening’s game. Former goalie Martin Brodeur was at the game.

He received a standing ovation from the crowd as the Devils (8-5-1) took on the St. Louis Blues at the Prudential Center. Brodeur had played for both teams in his career.

Just season, Brodeur signed with the Blues after having a long career with the Devils. He signed with the Blues after having a tryout with the team.

Last December, he signed a one-year deal with St. Louis after Brian Elliott was injured. A little more than a month later, he decided to retire from the sport.

He played for the Devils for 21-years. He elected to become a free agent last summer, but received little interest.

The Devils will honor Brodeur on Tuesday, February 9th as they take on the Edmonton Oilers. This night will be legendary, especially for those in attendance.

This game will be the second of a back-to-back, as the night before the Devils take on cross-town rival, the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Brodeur went 688-394-154 with a 2.24 goals-against-average during his 21-years with the Devils. He also had a 91.2 save percentage during his entire tenure in North Jersey.

His faith was sealed when the Devils acquired Cory Schneider in 2013. He was tabbed as Brodeur’s long-term replacement.

With his short-lived Blues tenure, he was 3-3 with a 2.87 goals-against-average in seven games. He also had an 89.9 save percentage in those games, as well.

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