Last week, the New Jersey Devils dedicated and revealed the permanent home of “The Salute,” the bronze statue of goaltending legend Martin Brodeur. NHL Analyst Kevin Weekes emceed the special ceremony, which included remarks from Devils co-owner David Blitzer and Brodeur. “The Salute” was originally unveiled during Brodeur’s jersey retirement weekend in February when the team raised No. 30 to the rafters.
The 900-pound bronze statue was created by renowned sculpture and artist Jon Krawczyk, who worked with Brodeur on the design. Krawczyk, a Boonton Township, N.J. native and lifelong Devils fan, also created the steel hockey statue on Championship Plaza outside of Prudential Center.