WATCH: Martin Brodeur and Devils select son Anthony in 7th round

  • MikeProsser

Anthony Brodeur, the son of Devils legend Martin Brodeur, was drafted by his father and the Devils in the 7th round of last night’s Draft. (Courtesy of Espn.com)

In what has become one of the most emotional days in a young hockey player’s life, the NHL Draft had it’s share of emotional moments, but none were as emotional as when New Jersey Devils legend and future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur had the pleasure of selecting his son Anthony with the 208th pick in last night’s Draft.

A member of Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School in Minnesota, and a breeding ground for NHL players, Brodeur sported a 2.48 GAA in 25 games with 5 shutouts. He’ll play his hockey in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada next season with the Olympiques of the QMJHL.

Anthony became the third player drafted who’s father played in the NHL joining Kerby Rychal of the Windsor Spitfires and now Columbus Blue Jackets (his father Warren went undrafted but had a long career with the Toronto Maple Leafs) and Max Domi of the London Knights and now Phoenix Coyotes who’s father Tie was one of the meanest enforcers in NHL history.

“It was definitely a surprise,” Anthony said in an interview with NHL Network’s Steve Mears after the pick. “I didn’t really know if it was going to happen and I’m extremely excited.”

The Devils traded a future 7th round pick to the Los Angeles Kings for this pick.

 

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