Report: Martin Brodeur moving on from assistant GM role with Blues

St. Louis Blues assistant GM Martin Brodeur, right, smiles along side Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Hall of Fame netminder Martin Brodeur is reportedly set to part ways with the St. Louis Blues organization after four years with the club’s front office, according to The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford.

Brodeur joined the Blues as a player in late 2014, suiting up for seven games with the club to close out a 22-year career — the rest of which took place in New Jersey and included three Stanley Cups with the Devils.

In 2015, the veteran backstopper joined the Blues’ front office following his retirement, initially serving as a special assistant to general manager Doug Armstrong before soon moving to an assistant general manager role.

With Brodeur’s three-year contract for his assistant GM duties expiring in June, according to Rutherford, it appears Brodeur is ready to move on from his St. Louis foray.

While speculation has begun regarding the four-time Vezina Trophy-winner’s next move — some expect a return to New Jersey, while others wonder if the 46-year-old will reunite with his former Devils GM, Lou Lamoriello, on Long Island — he has yet to make any announcements about his future.

That said, it seems Brodeur’s next role will bring a shorter list of responsibilities.

“I’m not really looking forward to move on to take bigger roles,” Brodeur told Rutherford in June amid speculation he might be looking to land a GM role. “Just being on the sidelines is good for me for now. I’ve got an eight-year-old (Max) at home, so I’ve got to spend a little time with him.”

The Montreal native suited up for 1,266 games in the NHL before making the jump to the executive branch, playing out a dominant decades-long career that saw him rewrite the history books in the process.

He remains the all-time leader among goaltenders in games played, wins and shutouts, and holds championships at both the league and international levels, having earned gold medals with Canada at the 2002 and 2010 Olympic Games.

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