Anthony Brodeur knows there's no guarantee he'll be chosen at the 2013 NHL Draft at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on June 30.
It would be a surreal moment for Brodeur to hear his name announced in the state where his dad, New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, has become a legend. Anthony Brodeur, who turns 18 on June 8, just completed his senior season at Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep in Faribault, Minn., and is eligible for the draft for the first time.
He went 21-5-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and team-leading five shutouts in 28 games this season. He also was credited with four assists.
Anthony Brodeur was asked if he feels there's any similarity between him and his 41-year-old father, who was chossen in the first round (No. 20) of the 1990 draft by the Devils.
"I think we have the same style," Brodeur told NHL.com. "I look a lot like him when I am in net, but I might play a little more butterfly than he does. I think the most common thing for me is how we're both pretty composed in net. I've worked on that a lot lately and it has helped my game a ton.
"I am starting to work on playing the puck more and more and hope to one day be as good as he is with that."