Martin Brodeur Working Out With QMJHL Team


The Gatineau Olympiques got a nice surprise at practice the other day when Anthony Brodeur brought his father to work with him. The unsigned veteran goaltender, Martin Brodeur decided to join his sons club for practice the other day to help keep him in shape. The elder Brodeur is still hoping to be signed by an NHL team for one more season.

Brodeur made his career between the New Jersey Devils pipes and it was shocking to see the two sides part ways at the end of last season. While Brodeur is an absolute legend between the pipes and one of the best in Devils history, much like Derek Jeter, his best days are behind him.

When he announced he wanted to stick around for one more season, the Devils and Cory Schneider were ready to move in a different direction, forcing Brodeur to look for a new home.

With 20 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, 3 Stanley Cup rings, 4 Vezina Trophies and countless NHL and Devils records, Brodeur has been unable to find an NHL home. He’s hoping to latch on with his home-town Montreal Canadiens and considering they just traded Peter Budaj, the door could re-open.

While he’s waiting for an offer from an NHL team, he’s decided to join his son in Gatineau to play and help coach.

At 42 with his best days behind him, few NHL teams are willing to take a gamble on the legendary netminder who still insists he can be a decent starter with a team today. At times last season he made some very impressive and jaw-dropping saves, but at other points he looked bad.

The younger Brodeur, Anthony, was drafted by the New Jersey Devils and the two have had the opportunity to share the ice during training camp and now in the QMJHL. In 30 games with the Olympiques last season he won 13 games while posting a 2.90 goals against average and .887 save percentage. Maybe Anthony could use some playing tips from his father. Granted this will be Anthony’s first season as a starter for the Olympiques and is 3-3 this season.

"“It’s been really nice to be around him these days. We aren’t usually together during hockey season, but he watches all our games, and he gets more nervous during our games than his. ” ~ Anthony Brodeur"

The good news for Martin Brodeur is that goalies do get hurt and with the season just days away his phone could start ringing really soon. Having the legendary Brodeur as a back-up wouldn’t be a horrible safety net. If all else fails can Martin Brodeur be an over-age player for the Gatineau Olmypiques?