|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Gold||2002 Salt Lake City||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2010 Vancouver||Ice hockey|
|Silver||1996 Austria||Ice hockey|
|Silver||2005 Austria||Ice hockey|
|Silver||1996 Canada||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2004 Canada||Ice hockey|
Brodeur was selected as Team Canada's back-up goalie to Patrick Roy for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; but did not get to play. Canada failed to win a medal after losing the bronze-medal match to Finland, a game in which many people thought Brodeur should have played.
In the 2002 Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah, Brodeur was initially named the backup behind Curtis Joseph, but following Joseph's losing the tournament opener against Sweden, Brodeur was named the starting goaltender the rest of the way, and won gold for Canada. He had the best GAA in the tournament and went undefeated, stopping 31 of 33 shots in the gold-medal victory over Team USA.
Brodeur then led Team Canada to a World Cup of Hockey championship in 2004, allowing only 5 goals in five games. He led all goalies in GAA and save percentage while going undefeated. He had another impressive performance for the team at the world hockey championships in the following year. After this, The Sports Forecaster 2005–06 said the following:Brodeur is arguably the top goaltender in the world. Fresh off a World Cup win in 2004 and another strong performance at the 2005 IIHF World hockey championships. He's the game's best puck-handling goaltender, though the NHL's new rules changes may somewhat alter that effectiveness.
Brodeur was selected as Team Canada's starter in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He started in 4 of 6 games, but Canada failed to win a medal after losing to Russia in the quarterfinals.
He was one of the three goalies on Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. He registered a shootout win against Switzerland and a loss to the United States. After the loss to the US, he was benched for the remainder of the 2010 Games in favor of Roberto Luongo.
Brodeur has played for Canada in:
- 1995 IIHF World Championships (bronze)
- 1996 World Cup of Hockey (silver)
- 1998 Winter Olympic Games (4th place)
- 2002 Winter Olympic Games (gold)
- 2004 World Cup of Hockey (champion)
- 2005 IIHF World Championships (silver)
- 2006 Winter Olympics (lost quarterfinal)
- 2010 Winter Olympics (gold)
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