- At minimum, New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur's name is part of the conversation when discussing who is the greatest ever in net—but for many, his place at the top is a foregone conclusion.
- Brodeur has played on the same team for every one of his 20 years in the NHL.
- One of his nicknames is "Satan's Wallpaper."
- Despite a mostly forgettable (shortened) 2013 NHL season, when Brodeur missed four weeks recovering from a back/neck injury, the powers of social media orchestrated his appearance as the next cover boy of NHL '14.
- He announced the Devil's seventh-round pick, the 208th-selection overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft: his son, Anthony Brodeur.
- The New Jersey State Senate and the General Assembly passed a resolution naming Thursday, June 18, 2009 "Martin Brodeur Day" and held a special ceremony honoring his NHL record 552 career wins.
- Shrugged off a sordid divorce and married the woman he had an affair with: the attractive sister-in-law of his ex-wife.
- Three Stanley Cups, two Olympic golds, four Vezina Trophies and too many records and other achievements to list.
- Brodeur was served divorce papers during the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs—ouch.
- He was needled by crease-weasel Sean Avery about the divorce—yargh!
- Brodeur spent the duration of his career playing behind a team that used an infuriating defensive system that kept pucks out of the defensive zone, but also kept theirs out of the opponent's net.
Martin Brodeur has spent 20 years playing one of the most unforgivable positions in sports—the combination of longevity, undeniable talent and good health paved the way. Many guys achieve great things on bad teams, or leave an outstanding career only to drown in long-standing personal problems.
Nasty divorce aside, Brodeur has enjoyed the life of a future Hall of Famer with a consistently solid NHL franchise and has been a good citizen.