(NEWARK, N.J.) — One of the highlights of Sunday’s NHL Draft came in the final round. The New Jersey Devils selected goalie Anthony Brodeur, the son of current Devils goalie Martin.
Martin was in attendance and called his son’s name as the Devils 208th pick in the seventh round.
Anthony played for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s program in Minnesota, the same program that has produced All-Star Sidney Crosby and Zach Parise.
“It was definitely a surprise,” Anthony told TSN after being selected. “I didn’t really know if it was going to happen and I’m extremely excited.”
Martin greeted his son with a big hug and both posed for a photo with a No. 13 Devils jersey.
Earlier in the draft, the Devils traded their ninth overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks for goalie Cory Schneider.
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