DOB: May 6, 1972 (29). Height: 6-2, Weight: 205. Catches: Left. NHL team: New Jersey Devils.
International history: Member of Canada's 1998 Olympic team, serving as the back-up to starter Patrick Roy. Won silver medals for both Canada's 1996 World Cup and 1996 world championship teams.
What he brings: Regarded as one of the NHL's most accomplished puck-handling goalies (he scored a goal in the 1997 playoffs vs. Montreal), Brodeur is a confidence-inspiring, square-to-the-shooter goaltender who moves well from post-to-post and rarely finds himself out of position.
Career highlights: Won Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 1994. Led the league in victories for four consecutive years, beginning in 1997. Played in six NHL all-star games and twice was named a second-team all-star. A two-time Vezina Trophy runner-up (1997, 1998) and once a Jennings Trophy runner-up (1996).