NHL Rumors: New Jersey Devils May Draft Martin Brodeur’s Son Anthony

By Chris Katje
Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

In the 1990 NHL Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted goaltender Martin Brodeur with the 20th overall pick. Since that time, he has led the team to two Stanley Cup Championships and been the backbone of the organization. Will the team draft his son Anthony Brodeur when the 2013 NHL Draft rolls around?

The 2013 draft will be held in the Devils’ home arena, Prudential Center. Anthony, a senior at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota, is a goaltender on the Devils’ radar. In fact, in the fourth or fifth round, Brodeur could hear his name called in front of a Devils crowd familiar with his name and his legendary father.

In the 2011-2012 season, Brodeur led Shattuck’s team with a 24-3-1 record. He posted an impressive goals against average of 2.31 and save percentage of .900. Brodeur, whose father owns the NHL shutouts record, also posted four shutouts. This year, he helped the team win the World Sports School Challenge gold medal. He posted a 27 save shutout against undefeated Czech Republic in the final.

Although Brodeur’s dad played goaltender, he taught himself the position while his dad was busy with his NHL career.

“My dad didn’t force me to play hockey. It was because I wanted to It was just kind of natural,” he said.

“Getting drafted by New Jersey in New Jersey would be pretty cool,” he added when asked about how it would feel to have his name called inside the Pru.

Shattuck is famous for boys prep hockey and has some of the best players as alumni. Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise and Ryan Malone attended the school. Aside from hockey, Marlon Brando and Brent Musburger also attended the school. For Devils fans, the most popular alumnus could be the goalie of the future.

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