The son of a National Hockey League legend will continue on his journey to attempt to follow in his father's footsteps.
According to a breaking news report from Leo Scaglione Jr. of the New York Hockey Journal, Jeremy Brodeur, the son of legendary NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur has just signed another pro deal after a relatively successful campaign during the 2017 - 2018 regular season. Scaglione reports that the younger Brodeur has come to terms on a new deal with the Allen Americans of the East Coast Hockey League(ECHL) although the terms of that deal have not been disclosed to the public and I do not expect we will get those details anytime soon.
Bordeur began his career in the Ontario Hockey League as a member of the Oshawa generals were he saw limited play in his first season but then much more extensive play in his following two seasons. In the first year he appeared in 19 games recording a goals against average of 2.47 and a .900 save percentage. That was followed by a season of similar numbers when he played in 54 games for the generals recording a 2.90 goals against average and a .905 save percentage but his biggest improvement game in the third year. Brodeur's goals against was still pretty ugly at 2.84 average per game but he was stopping a higher percentage of the shots he faced with a .916 save percentage on the season.
That trend would seemingly continue when he made the move to the ECHL with the Allen Americans where he recorded a 3.15 goals against average and a .917 save percentage in his first 39 ECHL games with the Americans. Brodeur however appeared in a total of 0 playoff games for the organization which may indicate that they are not all that confident in him at this time.
Now to be fair here there is likely an insane amount of pressure on his shoulders to live up to the amazing performances of his father and it seems more than likely that he will never come anywhere close to reaching that level. However the younger Brodeur has started to show some more consistency and if he can add some additional tools to his toolbox he still has plenty of time to rise up the ranks of the hockey world. Jeremy is only 21 years old at the time of this writing and that's very young by the standards of a goalie in professional hockey.
I sincerely wish him all the best moving forward and I genuinely hope that he gets the chance to step out from under his father's shadow and establish himself as a solid professional hockey goalie.
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