New Jersey Devils Dedicate
Martin Brodeur Statue
“The Salute” Outside Prudential Center
NEWARK, N.J. (October 22, 2016) – Tonight outside of Prudential Center, 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.
Editor’s Note: Jon Krawczyk is of Polish descent.
Photo Credit: Patrick Dodson/Prudential Center
Replay of Ceremony Will be Available at NewJerseyDevils.com
About the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 30-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, the team is in its 34th season in the Garden State. During that time, the Devils have won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. For more information about the Devils, visit NewJerseyDevils.com and follow the team onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram @NJDevils.
About Prudential Center
Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and welcomes 1.75 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visitPruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter.