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Martin Brodeur Staying in St. Louis As Assistant GM

Martin Brodeur Staying in St. Louis As Assistant GM

Martin Brodeur is sticking around with the St. Louis Blues after the signing of a three-year contract to become the Assistant General Manager of the club.


There were some doubts about whether the 43-year-old would return to the team that signed him last season. Brodeur made seven appearances in goal before Brian Elliott returned from injury, and forced him to the press box. After a two-week deliberation, Brodeur retired and became a special advisor to the team.

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Brodeur has quickly jumped into an executive role with the St. Louis Blues after appearing in seven games for the team this past season.

He posted a 2.87 goals against average and .899 save percentage with the Blues last season, after spending the large majority of his career with the New Jersey Devils.

Rumours swirled about Brodeur returning to his original organization after Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello stepped down, and was immediately replaced by Ray Shero – but this move ensures that will not happen.

Brodeur spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the season about being an advisor, and expressed his interest in staying with the Blues:

“I want to learn as much as possible. I think it was a great opportunity for me to be around the team advising. But now after doing that for six months, I’d like to do a little more.”

“It’s a great opportunity for me to step in right now because of all the activities management has to encounter in the next month or so with the combine, with the draft, with free agency. So there’s a lot of things I could learn.”

“I have a little one with me that’s five years old, so I can’t go and move city to city every year. Stability is an important thing for me.”

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario with the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio and work with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade.