After spending 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur is still looking for a job for the 2014-15 campaign.
And the 42-year-old Montreal native says if the Canadiens made him an offer he’d be intersted in being the backup to Carey Price.
“If the Canadiens made me an offer, it goes without saying that I would listen to what they have to offer me,” Brodeur told the QMI Agency.
“This is Carey Price’s team,” Brodeur added. “I would definitely still want to be the No. 1 goalie, but it wouldn’t bother me to play in only 20 to 25 games during the season if I know I’ll have fun playing within a winning team.”
Brodeur posted a 19-14-6 record with the Devils last season with a 2.51 goals-against average and .901 save percentage during the last season of a two-year, $9-million contract.
Canadiens backup Peter Budaj has one year remaining on a two-year, $2.8-million deal. The 31-year-old posted a 10-8-3 record with a 2.51 goals-against average and .909 save percentage last season, but it was rookie Dustin Tokarski who got the call in the playoffs after Price went down with a knee injury during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.
Tokarski’s new two-year, $1.125-million contract kicks in this season. He has a two-way deal for 2014-15, when he will make $135,000 in the American Hockey League and $550,000 if he plays in the NHL. The second season is a one-way deal worth $575,000.
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