2007-08: Mathieu Brodeur 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, 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: Brodeur 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.
2012-13: Brodeur played for the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Portland in his third pro season. In 65 games he had 3 goals with 16 assists and was -6 with 47 penalty minutes. The Pirates finished second in the Atlantic Division and were swept by Eastern Conference champion Syracuse in the first round with two of the three losses in overtime. Brodeur was -1 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in three playoff games. He was re-signed by the Coyotes to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent in July, 2013.
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. He has started to show glimpses of offensive potential even though his bread and butter is in his own zone.
Brodeur has been in the AHL/ECHL for nearly three seasons now and has to start putting together enough good play to make a sniff at the NHL. He had a career year in 2012-13 in many respects and will have to continue that form to move up further. He has not yet shown the quality of an NHL defenseman but glimpses are coming through.