New Jersey Devils: Ranking Martin Brodeur’s Records

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils holds the game puck after appearing in his NHL record breaking 1030th NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Senators 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils holds the game puck after appearing in his NHL record breaking 1030th NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Senators 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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2. Most 40-Win Seasons: 8

This may seem like a similar record to the last one, but it’s definitely not. Winning a bunch of games when you played a ton of seasons is one thing, but winning a ton of games every single season consistently is another.

Brodeur holds the record for 20-win seasons (16), 30-win seasons (14) and 40-win seasons. Winning 40 games in a season is a serious accomplishment. Last season, only three goalies won 40 games. The year before, four players won 40 games. None of those goalies won 40 games the following year. That means the longest streak of 40-win seasons right now is one.

Brodeur did that for three-straight seasons from 2005 to 2008. He won 40 games in six of eight seasons. If ties weren’t a thing, Brodeur would have more than likely won 40 games in 11 straight seasons. He was one or two wins away in three of those seasons, and the Devils tied at least nine games in all of those seasons.

Brodeur’s wins record isn’t as impressive as the amount of seasons Brodeur was dominant. We see from Jonathan Quick’s fall from grace that injury will take away even the best players. Brodeur was able to avoid injury and play at an elite level for most of his career. During his best stretch, he even led the league in wins in eight of nine seasons.