Devils great Martin Brodeur joins team's front office

Martin Brodeur (Getty Images)

Martin Brodeur is going back to where it all began.

The Devils on Wednesday announced the former goaltender has been named executive vice president of business development.

In the new role, Brodeur will work across all departments to identify, capitalize and develop on business opportunities for the franchise.

“It feels fantastic to be back home here in New Jersey,” Brodeur said in a statement. “This unique opportunity will allow me to build on existing relationships in the business community and take on a new challenge in my career. I’ve been able to work in all facets of the game of hockey and have had a growing interest in the business surrounding the game.

“Over 20 years in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to make connections that I can now use to help the Devils grow, not only in this area but beyond.”

Brodeur, 46, was selected by the Devils with the 20th overall pick of the 1990 draft and played 21 seasons in New Jersey. He signed a one-year deal with the Blues in December 2014, though he only appeared in seven games before calling it a career. He won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995, 2000 and 2003 and still leads the NHL in all-time wins (691) and shutouts (125).

He will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November after being elected in his first year of eligibility following his retirement at the end of the 2014-15 season.