Anthony Brodeur to play for Gatineau

Tuesday, 06.18.2013 / 10:18 PM | Mike G. Morreale  - Staff Writer

Anthony Brodeur, the son of New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that he will continue his career with the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League next season.

The 18-year-old goalie, who is eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft to be held at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on June 30, just completed his senior year at Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep in Minnesota. Brodeur had been mulling his options for several weeks before finally making a decision Tuesday.

He finished 21-5-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and team-leading five shutouts in 28 appearances for Shattuck in 2012-13. He also had four assists.

Brodeur posted Tuesday afternoon on Twitter: "Really excited to finally announce that I am now part of the @LesOlympiques organization! Can't wait for next year!"

A press conference formally announcing Brodeur's signing with Gatineau will be held Friday.

For the season, Brodeur (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) split time with Luke Kania between the pipes at Shattuck (46-8-3). The team dropped a 5-1 decision to the eventual Tier 1 Under-18 national champion Neponset Valley River Rats of Massachusetts on April 6 in the tournament’s semifinal round.

"A few injuries kept us short of winning the national championship, but we worked hard all year and we definitely deserved it," Brodeur told "But things don't always work out. I can't say enough about my time at Shattuck … all four years were amazing and my growth as a hockey player was incredible."

Brodeur said he will be attending the NHL Draft with his family.

"I will be there with family and a group of friends from Shattuck," he said. "I'm extremely excited. It will be fun, and it's even better because it's at home with my family. I'll have my friends here as well, so if something does happen, that moment would be even more special."

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