2007-08: Played his first full season in the QMJHL with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. In 69 contests, he logged 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in 69 games. The first-year defenseman maintained a level of consistency and simplistic approach, which earned him the team’s most improved player award.
2008-09: In his second season in the QMJHL, Mathieu Brodeur posted 3 goals and 12 assists through 61 games. He posted an additional 1 goal and 3 assists in 11 playoff games.
2009-10: Posted 4 goals and 25 assists through 65 games in the QMJHL. Signed to an entry-level deal in May and assigned to the San Antonio of the AHL where in 2 games, he posted 1 assist.
2010-11: Brodeur played in four AHL games with San Antonio – two in October and two in March – and spent the bulk of his first pro season with Las Vegas in the ECHL. In his brief stint with the Rampage he was -1 with 2 PMs. Brodeuer skated in 52 of 72 games for Las Vegas as a 20-year-old and was +2 with 1 assist and 43 PMs. He did not appear in any playoff games in the Wranglers' five-game series with Idaho.
2011-12: Brodeur spent his second pro season with Phoenix AHL affiliate Portland and his role steadily increased as the season went on. In 43 games with the Pirates he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was plus-10 with 29 penalty minutes. Portland finished third in the Atlantic Division; missing the playoffs by two points.
A towering presence on the blue line, Brodeur is a defensive-defenseman who utilizes his long reach to keep his opponents at bay. Although he is strictly a stay-at-home defenseman, Brodeur does have some good puck-moving qualities to his game and is a decent skater for his size.
Hasn’t yet shown the quality of an NHL defender, but with his size he remains a solid minor-league prospect who will continue to develop his all-around game.