Goaltender Martin Brodeur stands between the faceoff circles before his New Jersey Devils’ Feb. 19 Bell Centre game against the Canadiens, Gary Carter’s image projected onto the rink. Brodeur has signed a print of this photo for auction, proceeds going to the Gary Carter Foundation.
© Allen McInnis, Gazette
On Feb. 19, the Canadiens paid a pre-game tribute to the late Gary Carter, the hugely popular, Hall of Fame-bound former catcher of the Expos. The New Jersey Devils were at the Bell Centre that evening, and Gazette photographer Allen McInnis took a stirring portrait shown here of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, whose family was friendly with Carter through the catcher’s relationship with Denis Brodeur, Martin’s father and one-time Expos photographer.
Martin Brodeur has signed eight 8×10-inch prints of McInnis’s photo, symbolic of Carter’s uniform number. He will never again sign the image.
One of the prints is up for online auction now, 100 per cent of proceeds going to the Gary Carter Foundation. Go to Facebook.com, type martinbrodeur30.com in the search function and proceed to the auction. Warning: it won’t go for just a few dollars.
A second print will be sold at Brodeur’s annual charity golf tournament this summer. The remainder will stay with the Brodeur family.