This road red air-knit gamer by Koho was worn by Martin Brodeur during the 2002-03 Stanley Cup Finals. Brodeur is boldly establishing staggering career totals and will go down in history as the man who turned around the fortunes of a once fledgling franchise. Martin now has more wins than any other goalie in NHL history; breaking Patrick Roy's Wins record and finishing this season with 656. Martin was the youngest goaltender in history to 300, 400 and 500 Wins and is now the only goalie in history to sport 600 Wins.
Brodeur's record of consecutive 30-win seasons (12) came to an end in 2008-09 as he played in only 31 games due to injury. Picking up where he left off before the injury, Martin lead the league with 45 Wins in 2009-10, as he added to his record and now has eight 40+ win seasons with a record breaking 48 wins in 2006-07. Brodeur has now led the league in Wins an impressive 9 times. With 19 years under his belt, he has yet to have a season where his Goals Against Average was over a 2.70 and he has already recorded two seasons at a sub 2.00 GAA leaving him with a career GAA just above 2.20. Martin's 3 shutouts last season place him at 119 career regular season shutouts, breaking another record, as he easily eclipsed Terry Sawchuk at 103. If you combine playoff shutouts with regular season shutouts, Brodeur is also the all-time record holder with 142 and counting.
As impressive as his regular season success are his staggering playoff totals; his 100+ playoff wins are good for 2nd best all-time, he has a record tying 23 shutouts and a GAA of 2.00, he is leaving his mark as one of the all-time greats. In his trophy case already are (3) Stanley Cups, a Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, (5) Jennings trophies for allowing the fewest goals in a season, (4) Vezina Trophies awarded to the NHL’s top goaltender and (2) Olympic Gold Medals. Martin was 7 times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star and has 10 NHL All Star games to his credit. On the international stage Marty has represented Team Canada in 2 World Cups, 2 World Championships and several Olympics. He will undoubtedly be looked upon as an all-time great upon retirement.
Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals patch. We believe this to be one of only two examples of a Stanley Cup Finals game worn Brodeur jersey from to ever find its way into our hobby, that hails from any of his three Cup winning seasons! This spectacular jersey was worn by Marty at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim during games 3 and 4 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals. The game wear on this size 60 goalie cut sweater consists of stick and puck marks, goal post paint transfer and pilling. Sewn to the inside hem is the official NHL game worn jersey tagging. Shown above are a couple of photo matches taken of Brodeur during games 3 and 4 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals while wearing this exact jersey. The Devils would eventually prevail in this hard fought 7-game series, winning their 3rd and perhaps last Stanley Cup Championship of the Martin Brodeur era, choice! This jersey will be accompanied by a team letter.