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Devils draft Martin Brodeur's son

7/1/2013
Martin Brodeur was one proud papa after the Devils drafted his son Anthony. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Devils dominated the goaltending headlines on a day when they hosted the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at Prudential Center.

After pulling off the biggest trade of the day -- acquiring Cory Schneider from Vancouver in exchange for the ninth overall pick -- the Devils also picked a netminder with a rich goaltending pedigree.

Trading up into the seventh round, the Devils chose 18-year-old Anthony Brodeur, son of future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur, who announced the pick at No. 208.

Brodeur's son, who plays at renowned hockey prep school Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota, said the pick came as a surprise.

"I didn't really know if it was going to happen and I'm extremely excited," Anthony said in an interview with TSN.

After the pick, which was made to the delight of the hometown Devils fans, Brodeur saluted his son via his official Twitter account:

"Congrats to my boy @abrodeur30 on getting drafted to the @NHLDevils! Can't wait to see you on the ice!"