Phoenix Coyotes‘ 4th year, undrafted defenseman Mathieu Brodeur(6) signs his qualifying offer to stay with the team for another season after putting up decent numbers with their minor league affiliate Portland Pirates in 2012/2013.
He skated in 65 AHL games scoring 3 goals and 16 assists with 47 penalty minutes, all career highs.
At 6’6″ 215 lbs. he’s one very big blue liner that still needs to steady his game and up the aggressiveness factor before he can become a true shutdown pillar in the defensive zone.
The sharp increase in helpers he put together in his final year of juniors with Cape Breton Screaming Eagles is definitely a plus factor if he can keep it going for the upcoming campaign.
He’s still only 23-years old and one has to think his game still has another level to climb.