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NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur Switched Agents, But Not Teams

No goalie, in the history of the NHL, has won as many hockey games as goalie Martin Brodeur.  The 40-year-old goalie has played in the NHL for half of his life (a total of 20 years) and recently signed a deal that will allow him to play at least 2 more seasons in the league with the New Jersey Devils.  In those 20 years, Brodeur has never played for an NHL team other than the Devils.

The New Jersey Devils signed Brodeur to a 2-year, $9 million deal.  “Deep down what I always wanted was to re-sign with New Jersey,” Brodeur told “I’m glad the Devils stepped up when they did. As the process went on I was certainly intrigued by what was out there. But this is really what I wanted.”

As the process went on, Brodeur decided to hire a new agent – Pat Brisson of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Brodeur also told that “it was really helpful to have Pat helping, that’s for sure. It was stressful. I had a headache by the end of it.”  Brisson also represents Sidney Crosby, who just signed a contract extension (12-year, $104.4 million) that will make him the highest paid player in the NHL.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.