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Anthony Brodeur: "Solid" QMJHL Goaltending Prospect

Anthony Brodeur has had a solid first season with the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Brodeur had started 30 games this season and posted a 2.90 goals-against average and a save percentage of .887.

The Olympiques just finished off Cape Breton in the 1st round of the 2014 Playoffs with a 4-0 sweep. Brodeur did not participate in any of those games. Their second round opponent has yet to be determined.

The 7th round pick of the 2013 NHL Draft is young and wouldn’t be as big of an attention-grabber if it weren’t for his last name but that doesn’t take away from the potential he may have. He is only 19 and the Devils are pretty much set with goaltending in the NHL, AHL, and ECHL at the moment with their affiliates, but he will be a prospect that will take some time to hone is craft.

Let’s be honest, how cool would it be if Anthony could make his way to eventually starting let alone make the NHL roster?

Hockey’s Future has Anthony listed as a D probability of success and 6.0 talent rating.

Here is what they had to say about him:

8. Anthony Brodeur, Gatineau Olympiques
Drafted 208th overall (7th round) in 2013 by the New Jersey Devils

It was a great moment at last summer’s draft when Martin Brodeur, the legendary goaltender for the New Jersey Devils, announced his team’s final pick as his son, Anthony.  The younger Brodeur was drafted out of prep school but soon made the jump to the QMJHL and joined the Gatineau Olympiques. Splitting time with veteran Robert Steeves, Brodeur appeared in 30 games and, although he played well, it is far too soon to expect that he will be challenging any of his father’s records.

With a record of 13-10-1-1 and .887 save percentage as well as two shutouts, Brodeur established himself as a solid option between the pipes at the QMJHL level, but his pro future remains murky. Steeves should get the first stab at playoff starts, but he is an overager and won’t be eligible to return next season.

In terms of his development, next season will be crucial for Brodeur because of the possibility of him being asked to carry the starting duties for the Gatineau Olympiques.

Stats and information courtesy of Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL, Elite Prospects, and Hockey’s Future.

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