Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office

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FILE - This June 24, 1995 file photo shows New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur smoking a cigar while talking to reporters after the Devils defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, to win the championship, in East Rutherford, N.J. Seventeen years after making his Stanley Cup Finals debut for New Jersey in a win over the Red Wings, Brodeur, 40, has led this proud franchise back to title round. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
New Jersey Devils' goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a save as New York Rangers' Alexei Kovalev (27) skates in on goal during the first period, Monday night, May 23, 1994 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Brodeur stopped 25 of 26 shots on goal as the Devils beat the Rangers 4-1 to lead the Eastern Conference final series 3-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Rangers? Stephane Matteau (32) scrambles for a loose puck in front of New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and Scott Niedermayer (27) on Thursday, May 19, 1994 in game three of the Eastern Conference finals at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Matteau sent the puck into net to give the Rangers a 3-2 win in double overtime and a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
Detroit Red Wings' Bob Errey (21) is roughed up in front of the net by New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur(30) in the first period of game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. (AP Photo/ Ron Frehm)
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur gets knocked down in the crease by Boston Bruins' Glen Murray during first period NHL playoff action at the Boston Garden, Sunday, May 7, 1995. Brodeur shutout the Bruins, 5-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
New York Rangers' Wayne Gretzky (99) goes after a loose puck as New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeaur makes a save during the second period Monday Feb. 17, 1997 in New York. Brodeur made 30 saves in the 2-2 tie, extending his unbeaten streak to 12 games and the Devils' to 11, the longest in team history. Gretzky's goal-scoring drought reached 20 games, the longest in his career, but he assited on both Rangers goals. At left is Devil's Jason Smith.(AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a save against the New York Rangers during the first period Wednesday night, Dec. 16, 1998, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Devils won 6-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur drops to the ice and lifts his glove to make a save on a shot during the third period against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999. Brodeur, who stopped all 40 shots he faced, helped the Devils beat the Bruins 2-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur holds up the Stanley Cup during a celebration in the arena parking lot Saturday , June 14, 2003, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Devils beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to win the cup. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, right, sticks aside the puck as Florida Panthers' Mark Parrish skates in during the first period Sunday night, April 16, 2000, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Devils won 2-1 and lead the Eastern Conference best-of-seven quarterfinal series 2-0. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur smiles after practice Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in East Rutherford , N.J. The Devils lead the Colorado Avalanche three games to two for the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
The puck gets by New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur for a goal by Colorado Avalanche winger Alex Tanguay during the second period of the final game of the Stanley Cup in Denver on Saturday, June 9, 2001. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, right, and Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Cole (26) mix it up in the goal crease during the first period Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.(AP Photo/Bob Jordan)
New Jersey Devils' goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a save during the second period against the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night, Nov. 19, 2002, in East Rutherford, N.J. The devils won, 4-3, in overtime. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) makes a save against the Minnesota Wild during the third period Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild's Pascal Dupuis, center, and New Jersey's Tommy Albelin (6) of Sweden look on. The teams tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
Canada's goalie Martin Brodeur looks at the puck bounce back out after a goal by Belarus' Ruslan Salei during the second period of their semifinals match in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 22, 2002 in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, right, is run into by Philadelphia Flyers' Donald Brashear during the second period of a first round NHL playoff game Monday night, April 12, 2004, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Devils won 4-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
** THIS CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF ST. PAUL ** FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH YEAR-END STORIES -- FILE -- ** Eastern Conference goalie Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils dives to save a shot as teammate Pavel Kubina (23) of the Tampa Bay Lightning watches during the second period of the NHL All-Star game in St. Paul, Minn., in this February 8, 2004 photo. (AP Photo/Pool,Dave Sandford)
** FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH VANCOUVER OLYMPICS PREVIEW STORIES ** FILE - In this April 30, 2005, file photo, Team Canada's goaltender Martin Brodeur gloves the puck inside the goal on a controversial goal by Latvia's Girts Ankipans during second period action at the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships in Innsbruck, Austria.Winter sports are a passion in the Great White North. But for many of Canada's 33 million residents, hockey is the only game that matters, the only sport in which a gold medal absolutely, positively must be won for the Vancouver Olympics to be considered a success in the country that invented the game. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) clears the puck from the face-off circle as the Philadelphia Flyers' Simon Gagne (12), chases during overtime as the Flyers defeated the Devils 3-2 in an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) reacts in the third period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
New Jersey Devils' Jaromir Jagr, right, of the Czech Republic, celebrates with goaltender Martin Brodeur after the Devils defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3, in an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring.

Brodeur starred for years with New Jersey and is now with St. Louis. He plans a Thursday news conference to announce that he is retiring and will join the Blues in a management role in hockey operations.

The 42-year-old Brodeur wrapped up a 22-year career with St. Louis after signing as a free agent on Dec. 2. He was 3-3 and his final victory was a 3-0 shutout over Colorado on Dec. 29.

The Montreal native was 691-397-176 with a 2.24 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts in 1,266 career appearances. He holds regular-season NHL records for wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played, and postseason records for starts (204) and shutouts (24).

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