Denis Brodeur, the father of star goalie Martin Brodeur who enjoyed a lengthy career as one of Canada's most successful sports photographers, has died at age 82.
He shot the Montreal Canadiens for several decades, first as a newspaper man and then as the team's official photographer.
Brodeur was one of two photographers to capture the iconic image of Paul Henderson celebrating the winning goal of the 1972 Canada-Soviet summit series. In 2006, he sold his archive of 110,000 photos to the National Hockey League for US$350,000.
I do remember that his archive was posted on the Classic Auctions website and then was quickly taken down; it looks like the League stepped in and bought it.
The good people at Sportsnet have provided a sampling of some of his "magic". Much like his son, he will be remembered for his enormous skill at what he obviously enjoyed doing and for being one of the best in his field; to him it probably wasn't even work.