ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –Get used to seeing NHL star-goalie Martin Brodeur in a St. Louis Blues sweater. The team announced Tuesday that they have signed the future Hall of Famer to a one-year contract.
The Blues are in need of a backup goaltender after Brian Elliott was injured in a game against Ottawa last week. He is listed as week-to-week with a leg injury. Jake Allen has assumed the role as starter. The team recalled Jordan Binnington from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League but were looking for a more experienced back up.
Brodeur, 42, has played his entire 21-season career with the New Jersey Devils, the team drafted him first overall in 1990. He has compiled a 688-394-176 record to go along with a 2.24 goals against average, a .912 save percentage and 124 shutouts. He holds most major regular season NHL goaltending records, including most games played (1,259), most minutes played (74,083), most wins and most shutouts, while in postseason history, he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).
Last season, Brodeur appeared in 39 games for the Devils. He and the team split ways at the end of the season.