Blues sign goalie Martin Brodeur to one-year contract
Brodeur, 42, was a free agent after the New Jersey Devils did not re-sign him during the offseason. He spent his entire career with the Devils after being the team's first-round pick in 1990.
Brodeur began practicing with the Blues last week after starting goalie Brian Elliott was injured, and he will backup rookie Jake Allen. Brodeur will join the team for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
“It’s going to feel great, it’s going to definitely be different,” Brodeur said about wearing blue and gold instead of red and white. “Not just for me, but for the fans. I’ve turned the page, and this is a new beginning that hopefully will come off with something great.”
He finished 19-14-6 with a 2.51 goals against average last season while splitting time with Cory Scheider. During his time with the Devils, Brodeur won three Stanley Cups and four Vezina Trophies as the league's best goalie while setting a league-record with 688 career victories.
The Blues have started the season 16-6-2 and are in second place in the Central Division. Elliott has gone 8-4-1 with a 1.82 GAA, and Allen is 8-2-1 with a 2.16 GAA.
- Paul Palladino