Brodeur to Test Free Agent Market
(NEW YORK) -- The NHL's all-time winningest goalie is ready to move on, but not from the game. Martin Brodeur says he is ready to leave New Jersey and will test the free agent market.
"I've come to the conclusion that I'm definitely going to be available July 1,'' Brodeur told ESPN.com on Friday. "I want to play one more season and I want to see what's out there."
While he has not ruled out returning to New Jersey, Brodeur has accepted that both parties are ready to move on. The Devils acquired Cory Schneider, who started 43 games in 2013-14, from Vancouver prior to the start of last season.
"I just feel that with Schneids the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them," said Brodeur.
Brodeur has played all 20 of his NHL seasons with the Devils, winning three Stanley Cup titles with the team that drafted him. The 42-year old has won a league record 688 regular season games, recorded 124 regular season shutouts and stopped 28,776 saves in his illustrious career.
"I want to challenge myself. It's a different opportunity, I've never experienced this before," Brodeur admitted. "I feel the year I had last season I can still play at a high level. I think I can help certain teams."
Brodeur's current contract expires on June 30, making him a free agent when the calendar flips to July.
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