Portland keeps Brodeur, pass on Feser

The Phoenix Coyotes have come to terms with Mathieu Brodeur on a one-year deal, and have lost Justin Feser to the CIS.

Brodeur, 23, was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the third round of the 2008 draft, and has since spent nearly his entire professional career with the AHL’s Portland Pirates. In his 117 career AHL games — Brodeur has never suited up in the NHL — Brodeur has posted five goals and 21 assists.

At 6’5″ and 192 lbs., Brodeur has a big frame and uses it well to defend. In the QMJHL, where Brodeur spent three seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Brodeur posted nine goals and 46 assists in 222 games.

Feser, 20, spent last season captaining the Tri-City Americans, posting 106 points (44-62) in 72 games. After signing an ATO with the Pirates after the Americans season came to an end, Feser appeared in six games and added two assists, but didn’t get a deal with the Pirates and is moving on to pursue a career in Canadian university where he’ll suit up with St. Francis Xavier University.

(Cover image by Bridget Samuels.)

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