Brodeur joined the Blues in December going 3-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .899 save percentage, but when the team’s No. 1 goaltender Brian Elliott returned to action after being sidelined with a knee injury, Brodeur was sent to the bench.
"I didn't want there to be that void in my career, asking myself later, 'What if?' I wanted to see what was out there," Brodeur told the New York Daily News. "I played for a month and a half, I enjoyed it and I leave the game with no regrets."
[daily_cut.NHL]He retired Jan. 29 and now serves as a senior advisor to Blues general manager Doug Armstrong.
Brodeur racked up a 691-397-176 record, 2.24 GAA and .912 save percentage in 1,266 career regular-season games, winning the Vezina Trophy four times to along with three Stanley Cups.
Brodeur plans on playing in an alumni game this week in New Jersey as the Devils celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1995 Stanley Cup victory.
"I think you always like to feel that you're young, but this makes you feel old, for sure," Brodeur, 42, joked about the reunion weekend. "There's a handful of guys I haven't seen since the '95 season."
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