One of the greatest players in Devils history will soon have his name — and number — in the Prudential Center rafters.
On Tuesday, New Jersey announced that it would retire Martin Brodeur’s No. 30 on Feb. 9 in a ceremony prior to that evening’s tilt against Edmonton.
The decision comes as no surprise.
Brodeur, one of the greatest goalies in NHL history and holder of numerous statistical benchmarks, backstopped the Devils to all three of their Stanley Cup championships, and a surprise Cup Final appearance in 2012.
Widely regarded as the face of the franchise, Brodeur sits second all-time in games played for the Devils and, unsurprisingly, holds every significant goaltending record.
His 688 wins in a New Jersey uniform is a staggering mark, one that may never be broken.
When his No. 30 is raised, Brodeur will join some select company. Only three Devils have ever had their numbers retired: Ken Daneyko’s No. 3, Scott Stevens’ No. 4 and Scott Niedermayer’s No. 27.