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Father chooses son: Devils pick Anthony Brodeur

Jun 30, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

The New Jersey Devils turned the 2013 draft into a family affair.

With the 208th pick overall in the seventh-round, Martin Brodeur announced the team’s selection and it was a player he knows very well: His son Anthony.

Anthony Brodeur is a goalie out of Shattuck St. Mary’s prep school in Minnesota. Getting picked by the Devils and with his old man there to announce the honor made for a special moment. Even better still? The Devils traded into the seventh-round to pick him.

The reaction around the Twittersphere was very positive.

The 5’11”, 177-pound netminder is headed to the QMJHL next season to play for Gatineau.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Man, that’s a trip. Cool stuff though.

  2. nj666 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    It makes sense that Marty made the announcement, hes going to be the future GM of the team.

    • martysbetter - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      I get that feeling as well, I missed it – but I thought I read that he mentioned something about auditioning for his next job?

      Also, shout out to Dean Lombardi of the LA Kings – class move swapping 7th rounders with the Devils for this.

    • mrpinkca - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Lou is training his son for the job.

      • nj666 - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:16 AM

        I’m not sure Lou gets to decide that.

  3. martysbetter - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Today was a great day to be a Devils fan, this type of stuff is part of the reason I’m proud to support the team.

  4. chanceoffleury1 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    That’s just awesome. Good luck to the kid! :)

  5. btlpper68 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Wow we’ve seen Bros on the same team but father and son?!??

    • mrpinkca - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      The Howe’s

    • mrpinkca - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      The Howe’s.

  6. esracerx46 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Anyone else think Brodeur announces his retirement tomorrow? Announce your son being drafted by the team you’ve played your whole career for and have your team trade for your replacement. He can’t feel bad about retiring now knowing the franchise is secure in net. Congrats to the whole Brodeur family.

    • DED - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Nah. I think he’ll play out the last year on his contract.

    • mrpinkca - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      +35 contract. No sense saddling the Devil’s with dead cap space.

      • esracerx46 - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:38 PM

        Ahh you’re right. Too many rules to keep track of em all.

    • nj666 - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      Nah the guy still has one more season in him.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:39 AM

      Trade for your replacement? Really? How many 7th round picks have become number one goalies? This is not a Hollywood movie in the making. I’ll admit that it’s a cool father and son moment, but lets not get carried away.

      • cofran2004 - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:29 AM

        they traded for Schneider from vancouver, toolbag. no one is getting carried away… they really did trade for his replacement.

      • bobweaver44 - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        esracerx46 was referring to the trade for Schneider not trading into the 7th to pick AB

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        thanks Bob. misunderstood the commenter .

  7. cmdrsmooth - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Devils are a world class franchise.

  8. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Noo not another broduer! He’s been tormenting my team my whole life and now another one!! Jk, that’s really cool stuff, classy move

  9. acorp11 - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Aweeeee. My second favourite NHL moment ever. Behind Borque raising the cup of course.

  10. nj666 - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    classy move from LA for trading for the 14/15 7th rounders so the Devils could draft him.

  11. redridershoottheireyeout - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    always knew that Lamoriello was a great GM but he showed how much Marty Brodeur reallymeans to that organization, classy move!

  12. budvw14 - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Rangers fan and I hate the devils but def a cool moment for Marty.

  13. delorean9 - Jul 1, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    Wow, if I were Anthony I’d be totally embarrassed if I were selected like that. Almost a dead last pick in the draft by your own dad and his team. It comes across as a pity pick because no one else wanted you.

    • jb8383 - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      are you for real – lundqvist was a 6th round pick – a lot of kids don’t even get selected at all so i think it’s an honor no matter what round or # you get selected.

  14. youcallthathockeyblog - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    NO REBLOGGING here. Just trying to get some support. Hoping you’ll follow my blog and PHT!

  15. jb8383 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Extremely classy move by the Devils and really awesome to watch that happen for Marty and his son. Proud to be a Devils fan.

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