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1990-92 Martin Brodeur & Chad Erickson New Jersey Devils Game Worn Jersey – Brodeur’s 1st NHL Jersey
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1990-92 Martin Brodeur & Chad Erickson New Jersey Devils Game Worn Jersey – Brodeur’s 1st NHL Jersey
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1990-92 Martin Brodeur & Chad Erickson New Jersey Devils Game Worn Jersey – Brodeur’s 1st NHL Jersey
Lot #10

This white knit gamer by CCM was the first-ever NHL jersey worn by Martin Brodeur during his first NHL training camp in 1990. The Devils recycled this jersey over the next couple of seasons and it was worn last by Chad Erickson during camp in 1992.

The New Jersey Devils selected Brodeur in the 1st round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Brodeur established staggering career totals and will go down in history as the man who turned around the fortunes of a once fledgling franchise. Martin has more wins than any other goalie in NHL history, shattering Patrick Roy's Wins record and finishing his career with 691. Martin was the youngest goaltender in history to 300, 400 and 500 Wins and is 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 led the league with 45 Wins in 2009-10, as he added to his record of eight 40+ win seasons including a record breaking 48 wins in 2006-07. Brodeur led the league in Wins an impressive nine times. With 22 years in the books, Marty’s Goals Against Average was consistently in the low 2.00’s including two seasons at a sub 2.00 GAA. This helped him retire with a remarkable career GAA of 2.24. Martin's 125 career regular season shutouts shattered yet another long-standing record, as he eclipsed Terry Sawchuk at 103. If you combine playoff shutouts with regular season shutouts, Brodeur is also the all-time record holder with 149. As impressive as his regular season successes are, his staggering playoff totals are every bit their equal; his 113 playoff wins are good for second best all-time, he has a record 24 playoff shutouts and a 2.02 GAA, having left his mark as one of the all-time greats. In his trophy case are three Stanley Cups, a Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, five Jennings Trophies for allowing the fewest goals in a season, four Vezina Trophies awarded to the NHL’s top goaltender and two Olympic Gold Medals. Martin was 7 times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star and has 9 NHL All Star Games to his credit.

The New Jersey Devils selected Erickson in the 7th round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. After playing his college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, this Minneapolis native made his NHL debut in 1991-92 with the Devils. Erickson played in a total of two games that season with New Jersey that encompassed the entirety of his NHL career. When Martin Brodeur was called up to the Devils, he sat on the bench and watched Erickson win his only NHL game, a 4-3 home victory against San Jose. Brodeur debuted two days later and Erickson never played another NHL game. Erickson was the last Devils player to wear the now retired #30, prior to Martin Brodeur.

This vintage sweater shows terrific use that consists of stick, slash and puck marks, heavy goal post paint transfer, cuff pilling, inner pilling and more than a dozen team-sewn repairs. Of course, evidence of a plate change exists on the upper verso with Chad Erickson being the last to wear the sweater. Imagine being a 17-year-old first round draft selection and arriving to training camp, being one of 9 Goalies to compete against, a handful of which were established household names. That’s the position Martin Brodeur found himself in when he arrived to Devils’ camp in the summer of 1990. This was the jersey Martin wore throughout that first training camp as a newly drafted 17-year-old who had previously been playing junior hockey in the QMJHL. According to old newspaper records and photos, Martin wore this jersey during games in September of 1990 as his historic NHL journey began. A tremendous opportunity to acquire a true piece of NHL history, Martin Brodeur’s first-ever NHL jersey, choice!