|Like Father Like Son: Proud Dad Martin Brodeur takes a photo with son Anthony Brodeur.
If ever there was a surreal moment at Sunday’s NHL Draft, the stars aligned when the Devils had a special presentation in the seventh round. One of the best story lines was whether Anthony Brodeur would get selected. The son of legend Martin Brodeur waited around until the 208th pick. In front of Devil leftovers at The Prudential Center, a memorable moment was created in the final round.
Dad made the special announcement, selecting teenage son Anthony at the Devils table. It’s amazing to think that Marty still plays and now had the honor of drafting his kid. It was like a scene out of a movie where there’s always a happy ending. No matter what the younger Brodeur accomplishes, he can always say he fulfilled a childhood dream. It’s easy to forget that not every kid has their name called. This was something no one will ever forget.
Father and son discussed an unforgettable day that included the elder Brodeur celebrating winning the cover of EA Sports NHL ’14.
After playing for famed hockey school Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep in Minnesota, Anthony Brodeur will move onto junior hockey where he’ll play for Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He admitted that as the draft went on, it got nerve wracking. In another ultra cool moment, they both spoke candidly about seeing Dad on NHL ’14. Marty was asked what if the Rangers had taken his son and he played it off coolly. Now, the Devils have the younger Brodeur and Stefan Matteau in their system. Who’d have believed it 19 years ago?