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1996-97 Martin Brodeur Devils Game Worn Jersey
Lot #10

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1996-97 Martin Brodeur Devils Game Worn Jersey
Lot #10

This road red knit gamer by CCM was worn by Martin Brodeur during the 1996-97 NHL season. 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 last season with more than 600. 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 last season, 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 16 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 of 2.21. Martin's 9 shutouts last season leave him at 110 career regular season shutouts, breaking another 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 133. As impressive as his regular season success are his staggering playoff totals; his 99 playoff wins are good for 2nd best all-time, he has a record tying 23 shutouts and a 2.01 GAA. 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. He will undoubtedly be looked upon as a legendary Hall of Famer upon retirement.

This sweet offering exhibits fine game use consisting of stick and puck marks and loads of pilling in and around the collar as well as on the wrists and the interior. Sewn into the sides of this gamer are air-knit inserts which effectively expanded the entire lower half of the sweater, thus providing Martin with a roomier fit. This well-worn 1st set example was donned by this legend in a year that saw him post a 1.88 GAA, the finest of his career. He also tallied 37 Wins in 67 games while posting 10 shutouts and capturing the Jennings Trophy, a 2nd Team NHL All Star selection and an All Star Game berth. This also marked the final season that Martin would wear a solid knit sweater. Choice.