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No worries: Martin Brodeur re-signs with Devils — two years, $9 million

Jul 2, 2012, 7:26 AM EDT

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All the worries and fretting from Devils fans about Martin Brodeur going to free agency turned out to be for no good reason.

Renaud Lavoie from RDS reports Brodeur has re-signed with New Jersey on a two-year deal worth $9 million. With an average annual value of $4.5 million, it’s a step down in his cap hit from his last deal that paid out at $5.2 million per.

At 40, this will almost certainly be Brodeur’s final contract in the NHL as he was surrounded by retirement talk before the Devils marched to the Stanley Cup finals. With the way Brodeur played through the second half of the season and playoffs, he looked more like the Marty of old that we’ve seen through the years, making highlight saves and ensuring Devils victories.

Now Brodeur rejoins a New Jersey team that has one really big question left to answer — whether or not they’ll re-sign Zach Parise. The Hall-of-Fame netminder sticking around for another couple seasons will surely help the Devils’ cause in keeping Parise around.

  1. gbditka - Jul 2, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    In the famous words of one Homer J. Simpson….”WOOOO HOOOO!”

  2. quonce - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Thank god!

  3. gaborik104life - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Even though I’m a ranger fan this is great news. Too go that long on one team and have it change towards the end of your career has got to suck and Marty not on the DEVS is Idk what its like but its bad.

  4. icdogg - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    It would just seem wrong at this point for him to be anywhere else.

  5. lucicfan603 - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Can’t imagine what it would be like to see Marty in goal for another team

  6. mclovinhockey - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    After saying he won’t resign until parise signs somewhere, he resigns anyway haha. If him and Zac would have left the devils would be moving to QC. They have too small of a fan base to lose two stars like that.

  7. mmazzzzzz - Jul 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    This Rangers fan happy for Marty and Devils fans. Where he should be, best goaltender ever.

  8. lsxphotog - Jul 2, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    This was the right move. They would have tarnished the legacy. Now the greatest goaltender of all time played with the Devils his whole career and it will be something that fans will tell their kids’ kids, etc. Glad to read this…

  9. illcomm - Jul 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    its good to see someone finally play their whole career with one team. yes it happens from time to time. but broduer is a true class act. btw. flyers fan 100%

  10. DED - Jul 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Not surprised by Brodeur staying put. I’m actually surprised that there was any speculation that he’d play anywhere else.

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