Blackhawks eye Martin Brodeur

Updated: July 1, 2012, 4:01 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The NHL's all-time wins leader in goal, Martin Brodeur, is drawing interest from the Chicago Blackhawks, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun. And a separate source indicated that Brodeur has mutual interest in the Hawks.

Brodeur, 40, has played for the New Jersey Devils for his entire 19-year career. He is the all-time leader in wins (656) and shutouts (119) and is a three-time Stanley Cup victor and four-time Vezina trophy winner.

Brodeur is an unrestricted free agent after talks with the Devils broke down earlier in the week. If he did join the Blackhawks, he would immediately become the starter and the Hawks would have to make a decision on their two netminders already under contract, Corey Crawford and Ray Emery. Both are signed to deals for the 2012-13 season. Crawford's deal runs through 2013-14.

It's not known if the Hawks have made a firm offer to Brodeur, but they have contacted his representatives, according to a source.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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