Martin Brodeur set to decide where to play next season, says 'It’s going to be probably my last year'
Martin Brodeur will meet with agent Pat Brisson in the coming days to discuss which teams may be interested in his services for next season, telling Tom Gulitti of The Record he'll be looking for a one-year deal leading into his probable retirement.
"It’s going to be probably my last year," Brodeur said. "You never know what kind of energy I’m going to get from my decision, but I’m not looking for anything more than one year that’s for sure."
While Brodeur hasn't ruled out the possibility of playing for the New Jersey Devils - where he's been for 20 years - he's determined to keep his options open.
"I’m going to give myself the opportunity to look at what’s out there and see if there’s something that’s interesting to me," he said. "It doesn't mean it’s not going to be in New Jersey, but I’m going to look everywhere, like I did two years ago. But now, the circumstances are a lot different with having Schneids here, so we’ll see."
With Cory Schneider in the mix, it seems likely that the Devils will allow Brodeur to walk as a free agent, although a position with the franchise post-retirement appears to be in his future.
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