Hockey Superstar 2009-10: Martin Brodeur
Current Team: New Jersey Devils
First NHL Team: New Jersey Devils
Birthdate: May 6, 1972
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Facts are often stranger than fiction. Just look at Martin Brodeur, who missed 50 hockey games because of an elbow injury last season just as he was about to tie the record set by Patrick Roy for career wins. But when he returned to the ice in March he tied the record (551) – in his hometown of Montreal, no less, in front of many family members and friends!
But if you think Martin’s anywhere near being finished – think again. As he heads into his 16th NHL season he’s looking to add to his three Stanley Cup wins and Olympic Gold Medal.
Martin’s dad, Denis, was also a hockey goalie. Together they’re the only father and son to have ever won medals at the Winter Olympic Games.