Laurent Brossoit
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Laurent Brossoit

Hometown:

Surrey British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-03-23

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2011

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Trade with Calgary, 2013

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Laurent Brossoit was chosen in the second round, 26th overall, of the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft by the Edmonton Oil Kings.

2008-09: Brossoit played in 20 games for the Valley West Hawks of the BCMML. Bossoit saw his first WHL action with the Oil Kings, playing in 1 game for that team.

2009-10: Brossoit spent most of the season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL. In 21 games, Brossoit registered a 3.66 goals-against average, a .901 save percentage, and a 10-8-0 record. In 5 playoff games, Brossoit registered a 3.93 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. Brossoit played in 2 games for the Oil Kings, posting a 2.80 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. Brossoit played for Team Pacific at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, posting a 2.00 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in 2 games.

2010-11: In his WHL rookie season, Brossoit played in 34 games for the Oil Kings. He registered a 3.32 goals-against average and a .887 save percentage. In 2 playoff games, Brossoit posted a 3.58 goals-against average, a .875 save percentage, and a 13-12-2 record. Brossoit was chosen in the sixth round, 164th overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames.

2011-12: Brossoit was a workhorse for WHL champion Edmonton in his second season with the Oil Kings. He had a record  of 42-13-5 with 3 shutouts in 61 games and posted a 2.47 goals against and .914 save percentage. The Oilers finished with the WHL’s best record in winning the Central Division and rolled through the playoffs. Brossoit was 16-4 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.04 goals against and .933 save percentage. He started all four games at the Memorial Cup and was 1-3 with a 4.04 goals against and .871 save percentage.

2012-13: Broissoit returned to Edmonton for a third season; back stopping the Oil Kings to the WHL Finals. A late cut for Canada’s U20 squad which would finish fourth in the World Junior Championship, Brossoit took his game to another level after returning to Edmonton. In 49 regular season games he was 33-8-6 with 5 shutouts and had a career-best 2.25 goals against and .917 save percentage. The Oil King finished first in the Central Division and reached the WHL Finals against U.S. Division champion Portland. Brossoit played all 22 playoff games and was 14-8 with 5 shutouts; finishing with a 1.82 goals against and .935 save percentage. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Calgary in April, 2013.

2013-14: Brossoit appeared in 10 AHL games, spending the bulk of his first pro season in the ECHL. He was 0-1 with a 5.72 goals against and .824 save percentage in two games with Calgary AHL affiliate Abbotsford. Acquired by the Oilers as part of a four-player trade in November 2013, he skated in eight games for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City and was 2-6 with a 3.99 goals against and .876 save percentage. Brossoit played in 38 ECHL regular season games (three with Alaska and 35 with Bakersfield). He was a combined 26-9-2 with eight shutouts (six with the Condors) and had a 2.01 goals against and .926 save percentage. Bakersfield finished second in the Pacific Division and reached the Western Conference finals. Brossoit was 10-6 with three shutouts and had a 2.27 goals against and .921 save percentage in 16 playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

Brossoit is a strong, athletic, and agile goaltender who has a long reach and can extend his large frame to fill the upper section of the net. The butterfly goalie can be at times brilliant and get on a hot streak but is prone to letting in a weak goal on a harmless-looking shot when he's fighting his game. His biggest weakness is that he can be susceptible to letting in soft goals and losing his mental focus. The risk with the raw netminder is whether he can overcome his mental consistency issue to play goal at the pro level.

Future

Brossoit attended his first training camp with the Oilers before being assigned to AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in 2014-15. Sharing the goaltending duties for the Barons with veteran Richard Bachman he has played well on a team that is one of the top teams in the AHL. Long-term, if Brossoit can put all of his physical tools together and get stronger mentally as he matures he should become a dominant NHL goaltender.

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