Jeremy Brodeur Looks to Make His Own Mark with the Devils
Binghamton Devils goaltender Jeremy Brodeur will soon be making his AHL debut. If his name rings a bell that’s for a good reason. He’s the son of former New Jersey Devils goaltender, Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur.
“To me it doesn’t add much pressure. It’s something I’ve dealt with my entire life having this last name for hockey.”
Playing goalie as a son of the NHL’s All-Time Goalie wins leader adds a level of expectation. Doing so while playing for the organization where your dad won 3 Stanley Cups only amplifies that. All that has served as a motivator for Jeremy to pave his own path.
“That’s what I focus on. Every year to the best of my abilities I improve my game as much as possible. I want to make a full on career out of hockey just like he did. Maybe it’ll be tough to do it on the scale that he did, but I’m going to try.”
Binghamton Devils Head Coach Mark Dennehy says in the short time he’s gotten to work with Jeremy, it’s his perseverance that has stuck out.
“He has really battled,” says Dennehy. “For me I like goaltenders that never give up on a play and I’ve noticed that in his game from the get go.”
The 24 year-old goaltender has spent the last few years bouncing around different professional leagues, spending last season in Hungary and England. He even was with Binghamton for about a week during the 2018-2019 season but didn’t see any game action.
Back in New Jersey now, he’s ready to make his own mark with the organization his dad became a legend in.
“It feels a little more special here because we’re at the same rink as the team and everything and everything feels all close. It’s been a great experience so far and I’m excited for it.”