The Ottawa Senators today recalled goaltender Mike Brodeur on an emergency basis from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
Brodeur, 26, made his National Hockey League debut on Dec. 19, stopping 22 of 23 shots to earn his first career victory in Ottawa’s 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
The 6-2, 190-pound Brodeur was selected as the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 8, 2009, turning aside 94 of 96 shots in three appearances (2-1-0) that week, while recording a 0.67 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.
The Calgary native has appeared in 19 games this season with Binghamton, posting a 6-6-1 record with two shutouts, a 3.03 goals-against average and an .892 save percentage.
Currently in his sixth professional season, Brodeur was selected in the seventh round (211th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was recalled by the Blackhawks on Feb. 17, 2008, for one day, but did not make an NHL appearance.
The Senators next see action this evening when they visit the Rangers at New York’s Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m.