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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3. Wins Record: 691

This is probably Brodeur’s most famous record, yet still not his best. On March 17th, 2009, Brodeur recorded his 552nd win of his career. He passed his idol Patrick Roy to top the list forever. Well, at least nobody has come close since. Brodeur stopped a shot by the Chicago Blackhawks’ Troy Brouwer in the closing seconds to secure the Devils 3-2 win.

Since then, Brodeur added 139 wins. He played many more seasons, including one at the end we will not repeat. Even towards the end of his career, when he was splitting time with Schneider, he was still racking up wins. Even if his save percentage was not where it was in his Vezina Trophy winning seasons, he was still doing enough to help the Devils win.

This was the record the Devils made the biggest deal. There are plaques, special pucks and a host of other memorabilia for the night Brodeur broke the record. It was a magical night. This record will likely stand for a very, very long time. Luongo is fourth on the all-time list and he’s still more than 200 wins away. Henrik Lundqvist is 36 years old and about 250 wins away, but with the New York Rangers in a rebuild there’s little chance he will even come close. The one with the best chance is probably Marc-Andre Fleury, who’s just 33 years old but already has 411 wins.

Either way, Brodeur’s record will live on for years, and that moment will be a favorite among Devils fans.