Brodeur Signs $9 Million, 2-Year Pact With Devils, ESPN Says

Martin Brodeur signed a two-year, $9 million contract to remain with the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils, ESPN reported.

Brodeur, who has played his entire 18-year career with New Jersey, was a free agent and received offers from teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks, the Walt Disney Co. network said.

“I’m really happy,” Brodeur said in an interview with ESPN. “Deep down what I always wanted was to re-sign with New Jersey. I’m glad the Devils stepped up when they did.”

Brodeur, 40, was paid $5.2 million last season in the final year of a six-year contract. He had a 31-21-4 record with a 2.41 goals-against average in 59 games last season. The Devils lost to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final.

Agent Pat Brisson, who was hired by Brodeur after the season, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail about the contract.

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