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Clarkson on Brodeur’s free agency: “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous”

Martin Brodeur, David Clarkson

New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, left, celebrates with David Clarkson after the Devils beat the New York Rangers 3-2 during overtime of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 25, 2012, in Newark, N.J. The Devils advanced to the Stanley Cup finals. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


When Martin Brodeur hired an agent and (lightly) tested the free agent waters, it made Devils fans nervous he might actually play for another team. Those fans weren’t alone in their worries as you can count David Clarkson amongst the anxious.

Jonathan Brazeau of Sportsnet spoke with Clarkson about Brodeur’s free agency test drive and how he’s happy to have him back.

“When he had to go out there and hire an agent for the very first time for 20 years … I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous,” Clarkson said. “He’s a guy who’s won that many Stanley Cups and done what he’s done for this country Canada. It’s an honour to have him in that net and do what he does.”

We knew the Devils loved Martin Brodeur, but that’s a heck of a ringing endorsement from a teammate. Brodeur signed a two-year, $9 million deal with the Devils to stay in New Jersey to give the team something to hang their hat on this offseason.