Richard Brodeur
Position Goaltender
5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Islanders
Vancouver Canucks
Hartford Whalers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 15 1952 (1952-09-15) (age 67),
Longueuil, Quebec
NHL Draft 97th overall, 1972
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1980 – 1988

Richard Brodeur (born September 15, 1952 in Longueuil, Quebec) known to many as "King Richard", is a retired Canadian goaltender.

Playing careerEdit

Originally selected in the 1972 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, Brodeur chose to begin his professional career in the World Hockey Association with the Quebec Nordiques. For seven seasons, he played with the Nordiques, with the 1975–76 season being his best playing 69 games and winning 44. During the 1976–77 season, his goaltending would help guide the Nordiques to the Avco World Trophy.

When the WHA folded following the 1978–79 season, the Islanders reclaimed his rights. However, he only played two games for them as he was the third goalie behind Billy Smith and Chico Resch, and was traded to the Vancouver Canucks prior to the 1980–81 NHL season. In his second season with the Canucks, he guided the team during their run to the finals. Interestingly enough, the Canucks eventually lost to Brodeur's old team, the Islanders.

Brodeur was selected to play in the 1983 All-Star Game, but couldn't play due to an ear injury suffered in Toronto three days before the game. He remained with the Canucks for almost eight seasons until he was traded near the end of the 1987–88 NHL season to Hartford, where he ended his NHL career.

After his retirement, he founded his own hockey school in the Vancouver area. He also briefly worked as an analyst on Quebec Nordiques French TV telecasts.


  • Named to the NHL All-Star Game - 1983
  • Cyclone Taylor Award (Vancouver Canucks) - 1981, 1982, 1985
  • Molson Cup (Most Canucks three-star selections) - 1980–81, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1985–86

External linksEdit

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Richard Brodeur. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.