Recently promoted to the position of vice-president, operations, hockey New Jersey Devils, the former goalkeeper of the national hockey League (NHL) Martin Brodeur said Friday that he had no desire to play a greater role for the moment, even if the position of executive director was offered.
The post of DG was released last January when Ray Shero was fired by the Devils. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Tom Fitzgerald. Brodeur has received a promotion, being previously assigned to the business section of the operations hockey. He also acts as senior advisor to the team with which it has evolved during more than two decades.
“I know what it takes to be a DG. I have worked with Doug Armstrong for a long time, just like Lou Lamoriello,” explained Brodeur to the web site “The Hockey News”.
Lamoriello, first, was the gm of the Devils during the entire career of Quebec at New Jersey. Brodeur has known Armstrong that towards the end of his player career, in 2014-2015, when he played seven matches for the Blues from St. Louis. He then became deputy director general of the organization.
“I’m just not ready for such responsibilities, even if they offered me the job,” he said.
New Jersey or St. Louis?
Brodeur returned to the Devils towards the end of the summer of 2018, but does not exclude a possible return to Missouri, he who remains there always.
“The reason I went back to New Jersey is that I had the opportunity to manage my time, because I’ll move not of St. Louis and I have a 10 year old son at home who does all sorts of activities, he told. I’m not saying that I will never be that role one day, but this time, I placed too much importance on my time off to get involved even more.”
Brodeur will forever be one of the men’s hockey of the most respected, him who is the guardian the most victorious of the history of the NHL (691 gains) and who has the most shutouts (125). In addition, he has won the Stanley cup three times and laid hands on four trophies Vezina, five William M. Jennings and a Calder trophy. He made his entrance to the Temple of the hockey hall of fame in 2018.