The New Jersey Devils will not sign goaltender Anthony Brodeur to an entry-level contract ahead of the June 1 deadline.
According to Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record, Brodeur will be eligible to re-enter next month’s NHL Draft.
The 19-year-old had a rough season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this year.
Brodeur lost his starting role with the Gatineau Olympiques and was then claimed off of waivers by the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
If he is not selected at this year’s draft, he would become an unrestricted free agent.
“Lou (Lamoriello) had that conversation with Anthony (on Friday).” said GM Ray Shero. “Obviously, if he gets drafted that would be fantastic, but if he doesn’t there will be a spot for him in our development camp and we would love to see him and we’ll see what happens.”
Brodeur, the son of former Devils’ goaltender Martin, was New Jersey’s seventh-round selection (208th overall) at the 2013 NHL Draft.