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Future Hall of Fame goalie steps away from the game as the National Hockey League’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts

New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur stretches his legs during his team's practice at Joe Louis Arena June 16, 1995, ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Detroit Red Wings.

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New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur hoists the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Dallas Stars to win the NHL championship in 2000.

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New Jersey Devils' goaltender Martin Brodeur shoots the puck down the ice during the first period of action against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, May 17, 2001.

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Goalie Martin Brodeur of Canada blocks a shot by the United States in the final game of the men's hockey competition at the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, February 24, 2002.

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Canadian goalie Martin Brodeur, centre, celebrates with teammates Simon Gagne, left, and Scott Niedermayer following the Men's Gold Medal Ice Hockey victory over the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur makes the save off Anaheim Mighty Ducks forward Dan Bylsma during Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup final.

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New Jersery Devils goalie Martin Brodeur poses with his sons Jeremy (left) and William with the William Jennings trophy and Vezina trophy at the NHL awards in Toronto Thursday, June 10, 2004.

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Team Canada's goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a kick save during first period World Cup of Hockey against Team USA Tuesday, August 31, 2004 in Montreal.

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Team Canada executive director Wayne Gretzky, left, captain Mario Lemieux, centre, and goalie Martin Brodeur pose with teammates and the World Cup of Hockey trophy after defeating Finland 3-2 to win the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto September 14, 2004.

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Worldstars Anson Carter, Martin Brodeur, Tie Domi and captain Sergei Gonchar , left to right, pose with the trophy following their game against the Russian Stars in St Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004. The Worldstars beat the Russians 5-4 and won the two-game series in a 2-1 shootout.

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Team Canada's goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a save during the final game against Czech Republic at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, May 15, 2005.

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Canada's Wade Redden stops the puck from crossing the goal line next to goalie Martin Brodeur during their men's ice hockey game against the Czech Republic at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy February 21, 2006.

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Canadian goalie Martin Brodeur watches as the puck enters the net for Switzerland's second goal of the game in the second period of their men's ice hockey game at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy February 18, 2006.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur snares the puck in the web of his glove on an Ottawa Senators shot in the first period of their NHL hockey game in Newark, New Jersey, February 1, 2011.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur celebrates with teammates Travis Zajac (19) and Andy Greene (6) after the DEvils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey series in Philadelphia May 8, 2012.

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New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur makes a save as Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis appraoches in the third period during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Devils won the game 3-1.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final in Los Angeles, June 6, 2012.

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (L) shakes hands with New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles, June 11, 2012.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur dives to collect a loose puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

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The locker of New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is empty as the NHL hockey team cleaned out their lockers Monday, April 14, 2014, in Newark, N.J.

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Martin Brodeur picked up his NHL record 125th shutout as a member of the St. Louis Blues.

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St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur kisses the back of his helmet before the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Florida Panthers at Scottrade Center on Dec 8, 2014.

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