With the four-day Martin Brodeur celebration on the horizon, this video salute for the great No. 30 comes from none other than the fans.
By Robby Sabo
Starting this Saturday and running through Tuesday when the great No. 30 gets raised to the rafters of the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils and their fans will celebrate the best player to ever lace them up for the organization.
That person is Martin Brodeur, a surefire Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the best goaltenders in NHL history.
Check out this fan-salute video (above).
Here is a detailed look at the schedule of events, via Rich Chere of NJ.com:
11 a.m. — Martin Brodeur Jr. Hockey Clinic (private event) in AmeriHealth Pavilion, Newark.
Brodeur, Chico Resch and USA Hockey coaches will work with approximately 40 12-and-under youth hockey players from local NJ teams.
1 p.m. — Devils vs. Capitals 1 p.m. at Prudential Center
Brodeur will drop the ceremonial puck prior to the start of the game.
1:30 p.m. — Denis Brodeur Photography Program Launch (private event) at Charlie Heger Ice Rink in Jersey City
Dedication of a sports-focused photography program at Henry Snyder High School in honor of Brodeur’s late father, Denis, a renowned NHL photographer. Guests will include school representatives, local dignitaries, Devils management and alumni, and community members.
New Jersey Hockey Clinic (private event)
2:30 p.m. at Charlie Heger Ice Rink in Jersey City
Brodeur, Chico Resch, Ken Daneyko, Bryce Salvador and USA Hockey coaches will conduct a Learn to Skate clinic with Jersey City youth hockey members.
5:30 p.m. — “The Salute” Statue Unveil & Devils-Rangers viewing party at the Prudential Center
The Devils will unveil “The Salute,” a bronze statue honoring Brodeur’s career, in front of approximately 3,000 fans before a Q&A with Marty and a viewing of the Devils-Rangers game on the center hung scoreboard.
Martin Brodeur jersey retirement ceremony and Devils vs. Edmonton Oilers game at Prudential Center
4:30 p.m.— Doors open for fans
6:15 p.m. — On-ice ceremony Begins
The Devils will raise Brodeur’s No. 30 jersey to the rafters following the special on-ice ceremony hosted by Doc Emrick. Among the guests in attendance will be Brodeur’s family; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman; former Devils players and coaches including Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens, Ken Daneyko, Jacques Lemaire and Jacques Caron; current Devils ownership and management; former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and the current Devils team.
8:08 p.m. Devils vs. Oilers puck drop.