Legendary hockey photographer Denis Brodeur dies
Denis Brodeur, the Montreal Canadiens' longtime official photographer and father of New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, died today at the age of 82.
Before becoming a renowned photographer, Brodeur was a goaltender himself, winning an Olympic bronze medal with Canada's hockey team in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, in 1956.
He never made it to the NHL, but at one time played alongside such Habs greats as Jean Beliveau and Bernard Geoffrion.
In 2006, the National Hockey League purchased his collection of more than 110,000 photographs taken over more than 40 years.
His snapshot of Paul Henderson and Yvan Cournoyer embracing after Henderson scored the winning goal of the 1972 Summit Series in Moscow is, arguably, the most iconic image in the history of Canadian sports.
Photos: Denis Brodeur