State of New Jersey To Declare Martin Brodeur Day

Kevin van SteendelaarAnalyst IJune 17, 2009

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 03: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils is honored for his NHL record breaking 552nd win prior to the Devils game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 3, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Though he's not up for a Hart or Vezina Trophy this season, but Martin Brodeur will be receiving an award on Thursday.

In a joint resolution of the New Jersey senate and general assembly, June 18th has been declared “Martin Brodeur Day.”

“On behalf of the entire Senate, we’re proud to honor Marty Brodeur as our ‘adopted son,’” New Jersey Senator Richard Codey said in a statement.

“He has kept Devils fans entertained for nearly 20 years and given our state something to be proud of."

He’s a first-rate athlete who can now claim the distinction of being in a league of his own.”

Brodeur, 37, passed Patrick Roy on the NHL’s all-time wins list for goalies this past season, and became just the second goalie after Terry Sawchuk to record more than 100 shutouts.

He is a native of Montreal, but makes his New Jersey residence in Essex County.

The ceremony wil take place at 2 p.m. at the State House.