18 Mar 2009
Montreal, Mar. 18, 2009 – Longtime Reebok Hockey endorsee, goalie Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils, won his 552nd career game on Tuesday to become the NHL’s all-time leader in that category, surpassing Patrick Roy’s six-year-old record of 551.
Brodeur set the new mark in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in New Jersey, making 30 stops en route to the win, including a game-saver with under nine seconds left to seal the victory for the Devils.
With 13 games left in the regular season Brodeur also still has a chance to become the NHL’s all-time shutouts leader as he needs just three to tie Terry Sawchuck's 38-year-old record of 103.
Since returning from a torn bicep tendon injury last Feb. 26, Brodeur has made a seamless comeback, earning eight wins in nine straight starts, two of which being shutouts. In 15 seasons in the NHL – all with the Devils, Brodeur has tallied a record of 552-290-105 with a 2.20 goals-against average in 987 career appearances. Roy set the old standard in 1,029 appearances with Montreal and Colorado from 1984-2003.
A true inspiration to all and a leader who personifies what the Reebok brand stands for, Brodeur plans to continue to demonstrate his dedication to the game through innovation and high performance for some years to come.
Reebok will be giving away 552 posters today at the downtown Montreal Reebok Concept Store, located at 1482 Ste. Catherine St. W.