by Justin Worsley
St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur has retired and agreed to take a job in the organization’s front office.
Brodeur joined St. Louis last November after spending his entire 21-year career with the New Jersey Devils. Filling in for an injured Brian Elliott, Brodeur went 3-3-0 in seven games with a 2.87 goals against average and an .899 save percentage.
When Elliott returned from injury earlier this month, Brodeur immediately dropped to no. 3 on the team’s depth chart and left the club two weeks ago in order to decide his future. Brodeur also had an open invitation to work in the Devils front office before leaving as an unrestricted free agent last summer.
Brodeur, 42, is the NHL’s all-time winningest goaltender with 691 victories and has won three Stanley Cups along with four Vezina Trophies. The Blues will officially announce he retirement on Thursday before they host Nashville, their first game since the All-Star break.