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Devils draft Martin Brodeur's son

7/1/2013

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils dominated the goaltending headlines on the day they hosted the 2013 NHL draft at Prudential Center.

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

Trading 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 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!"