Martin Brodeur Biography
Two Olympic gold medalists, Martin Brodeur is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and the assistant general director of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is widely known for leading the Devils to 3 Stanley Cup Championships and established a number of regular season and career goaltending records.
Martin married to Melanie Dubois in 1995 but their relationship didn’t work out and finalized divorce in 2005. Later, he married Genevieve in 2008.
Martin Brodeur Early Life & Education
Born as Martin Pierre Brodeur was born on 6th May 1972, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Brodeur grew up close to the game of ice hockey. He is the son of Denis and Mireille Brodeur. His father, Denis, was a goaltender for the 1956 bronze medal-winning Canadian ice hockey team.
After starring at the midget level in his hometown, Marty entered the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser in the Quebec Major League in 1989. In 1990, the New Jersey Devils gave him the 20th overall pick in the National Hockey League draft.
Martin Brodeur Career
Brodeur arrived shortly in the NHL in 1992 before rising as one of its top young players in 1993-94, getting the Calder Trophy as the Rookie of the Year and promoting the Devils reach the Eastern Conference Finals in the playoffs.
The following season, he anchored the team’s run to the Stanley Cup championship, conceding just seven goals in the Devils’ four-game sweep of the Detroit Red Wings.
Brodeur shortly joined his place among the elite players in the NHL. In 1996, he gained his first of 10 All-Star selections and gained his first of five Jennings Trophies for supporting the Devils surrender the fewest goals in the league.
In 2002, he declared an Olympic gold medal with the Canadian hockey team, getting the Brodeurs the first father-son goaltending combination with Olympic medals.
The following year, he was granted his first of four Vezina Trophies as the league’s top goalie and won his third Stanley Cup. In 2005, the NHL instituted a change that narrowed the space goaltenders were allowed to cover.
Brodeur missed nearly four months with a torn triceps muscle during the 2008-09 season, but after returning he exceeded Hall of Famer Patrick Roy’s NHL record of 551 wins in March 2009. That December, he exceeded the mark of 103 shutouts held by another Hall of Famer in Terry Sawchuk.
After marking the first losing season of his career in 2010-11, Brodeur jumped back by guiding the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals the following year. However, he started to show signs of aging again and showed that his extraordinary run was nearing its end after losing his starting job early in the 2013-14 season.
Martin Brodeur Personal Life
Brodeur has been married twice. Firstly, he married Melanie Dubois in August 1995. The couple greeted their first child, Anthony, born in 1995.
The couple became parents of twin sons, William and Jeremy. Their younger daughter Annabelle Antoinette was born in 2002.
But their marriage relationship did not work out and his wife, Melanie filed for divorce citing he was an affair with Genevieve Nault, the wife of Melanie’s brother.
The event was pointed to by opposing fans during the playoffs. Their divorce case was finalized in 2005. The reports confirmed to be true, as he and Genevieve married in June 2008. They welcomed their first child, Maxime Philippe Brodeur in November 2009.
Brodeur co-owns a Montreal restaurant “La Pizzeria Etc.” with former teammate Sheldon Souray.
The NHL great released an autobiography, Brodeur: Beyond The Crease, in 2006. In December 2009, he became a confirmed United States citizen.
His elder son, Anthony, also became a hockey goaltender and was selected by the Devils in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL draft.
Martin Brodeur Net worth
He is one of the successful players in the sports field. He is the owner of Montreal restaurant named “La Pizzeria Etc.” He gained the Vezina Medal in 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008, and the Williams M. Jennings Cup in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, and 2010. Martin obtained an ESPY Awards for Outstanding Performance Under Pressure in 1996.
He also earns a good sum of money from several fashion lines and brands as an endorsement. Allocating information from several sources his estimated net worth is to be around $55 million. To know more about him you can catch him on his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account.