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Brodeur’s son posts third longest shutout streak in QMJHL history

Jan 12, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

New Jersey Devils goalie Anthony Brodeur, son of starting goalie Martin Brodeur, looks on during NHL hockey training camp at the AmeriHealth Pavilion, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) AP

One of the feel good stories of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft occurred when the New Jersey Devils acquired the 208th overall pick so that future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur could personally draft his son, Anthony.

The 18-year-old Brodeur is a goaltender like his father and in his first season with the QMJHL Gatineau Olympiques. It will be a while before we’ll know if he’ll end up following in his Dad’s footsteps by playing between the pipes for the Devils, but he recently got some attention for his 194:28 minute shutout streak.

That’s the third longest run in the history of the QMJHL and roughly double Martin Brodeur’s best streak in the juniors, according to the Bergen Record.

“He called me right away to say, ‘Hey Dad, I beat you,’” the elder Brodeur said.

Anthony has a 2.72 GAA and .895 save percentage as a rookie. Those numbers might sound terrible if you compare them to the NHL, but for the sake of context, keep in mind that among QMJHL eligible goalies, the top GAA is 2.41 and only three netminders are below 2.75.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Good for the kid! If he’s like his father, we’ve got another approximately 25 years of talking about a Brodeur in the net.

    • joey4id - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      You really can’t expect the kid to be like his dad who was drafted 20th overall whereas Anthony was drafted 208th.

      • patthehockeyfan - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:28 PM

        Jeez, Joey. When are you going to understand subtlety?

      • joey4id - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM

        It’s just not fair to the kid to expect him to be like his dad. He’s not and he won’t be. Facts are facts, and just keeping it real.

      • patthehockeyfan - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:38 PM

        And that whooshing sound you just heard is my point going over your head.

      • lowenni - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM

        No one expects him to be as good as Marty, joey4id. He was making a joke. There’s no “unfairness” here.

      • joey4id - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:27 PM

        Yes! I obviously missed the joke. Whoooosh! That’s the sound I heard when it went over my head. :-)

      • c9castine - Jan 13, 2014 at 12:04 AM

        joey why don’t you relax. stop taking everything so serious. when did he say he was gonna be like his dad?

        he got drafted by the devils and seems like a pretty solid prospect. not unreasonable to think he might play for the devils for a long time.

        henrik lundqvist was drafted in like what the 7th round? kid seems like a pretty talented athlete and when your dad is the best goaltender to ever play the game, well I’m not sure what would be holding him back from reaching whatever his potential might be.

    • amyekessler - Jan 12, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      $85 an hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…And what’s awesome is I’m working from home so I get more time with my kids. Heres where I went… w­­­w­­­w.Buzz19.COM

  2. drewzducks - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Once again a “Brodeur” is better than a “Roy”.

    • micasa81 - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM

      And none of them will ever top Ken Dryden.

      • drewzducks - Jan 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

        Agree to an extent. By far the best in the game in his time, however, by his choice his time only lasted 7+ seasons, obviously all during his prime and surrounded by hall of famers. Certainly difficult to dispute 6 cups in 8 chances.

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    The Q always has very inflated offensive numbers (Sandy McCarthy was a 39 goal/ 90 points guy there) that’s why you have to take it with a grain of salt when you see any of the numbers that their players put up.

  4. stepanup - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    And fans of every other Metro division team just looked skywards. Here we go again.

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