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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7. Playoff Assists One Season: 4

We needed something from the New Jersey Devils run to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. It was such a magical run. It deserves a mention on every Martin Brodeur list in existence. Going through the Devils two main rivals in one post season, going into both matchups as the under dog, was amazing.

Brodeur broke the record for most assists in one playoff berth for a goalie. He recorded four assists over the four series. Does that sound impressive? Maybe not on paper, but this is a goalie we’re talking about. No other goalie has ever recorded this many assists in one playoff season. Not even Wayne Gretzky’s goalies when he was at the peak of his powers.

It may not be the craziest of Brodeur’s stats, but it happened during the coolest run of his career. Even if it didn’t end up in a Stanley Cup victory, this was something that needs to be in the conversation when talking about Brodeur’s career. It was his best run without Stevens and Niedermayer in front of him.