Laurent Brossoit (born March 23, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Brossoit was selected by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round, 164th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and played for the Edmonton Oilers prior to joining the Jets. He was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, but grew up in Cloverdale, British Columbia.
Brossoit in 2014 with the Edmonton Oilers
March 23, 1993|
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
164th overall, 2011|
In 2008, Brossoit was chosen in the second round, 26th overall, of the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft by the Edmonton Oil Kings. In the 2008–09 season, Brossoit played in 20 games for the Valley West Hawks of the BCMML. Brossoit saw his first Western Hockey League (WHL) action with the Oil Kings, playing one game.
During the 2009–10 season, Brossoit spent most of the season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL. In 21 games, Brossoit registered a 3.66 goals against average (GAA), a .901 save percentage and a 10–8–0 record. In five playoff games, he registered a 3.93 GAA and a .911 save percentage. Brossoit played in two games for the Oil Kings, posting a 2.80 GAA and a .944 save percentage. Brossoit played for Team Pacific at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, posting a 2.00 GAA and a .902 save percentage in two games.
In his WHL rookie season, in 2010–11, Brossoit played in 34 games for the Oil Kings. He registered a 3.32 GAA and a .887 save percentage. In two playoff games, Brossoit posted a 3.58 GAA, a .875 save percentage and a 13–12–2 record.
In his second WHL, 2011–12, Brossoit was a workhorse for WHL champions Edmonton and helped guide the Oil Kings to a WHL championship and a berth into the 2012 Memorial Cup. He had a record of 42–13–5 with 3 shutouts in 61 games and posted a 2.47 GAA and .914 save percentage for the year. The Oil Kings finished with the WHL's best record in winning the Central Division and rolled through the playoffs. Brossoit was 16–4 with two shutouts and had a 2.04 GAA and .933 save percentage. He started all four games at the Memorial Cup and was 1–3 with a 4.04 GAA and .871 save percentage.
On April 2, 2013, Brossoit was named as Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Goaltender of the Week after posting a 4–1–0–0 record with two shutouts along with a 0.76 GAA and .968 save percentage in the opening round of the WHL Eastern Conference playoff series that saw the Oil Kings defeat the Kootenay Ice four games to one.
On April 4, 2013, the NHL's Calgary Flames signed Brossoit to an entry-level contract. Despite rumours of continuing his successful Memorial Cup season with the Flames for the end of the 2012–13 NHL season, Brossoit was not called-up.
On November 8, 2013, Brossoit was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. On March 24, 2014, after playing 30 games in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors and eight games in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Oklahoma City Barons, Brossoit received his first NHL call-up to backup Oilers' starter Ben Scrivens.
On January 21, 2017, Brossoit earned his first NHL win in a game against the Calgary Flames.
After five seasons within the Oilers organization, Brossoit left as a free agent following the 2017–18 season. On July 1, 2018, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets for US$650,000. While playing with the Jets, Brossoit earned his first career NHL shutout in a 1–0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on December 22. He made 40 saves in the win.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2008–09||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||1||0||0||0||37||5||0||8.20||.773||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Cowichan Valley Capitals||BCHL||21||10||8||0||999||61||2||3.66||.901||5||1||3||259||17||0||3.94||.912|
|2009–10||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||2||0||1||0||86||4||0||2.80||.944||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||34||13||12||2||1664||92||2||3.32||.887||2||0||2||117||7||0||3.58||.875|
|2011–12||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||61||42||13||5||3574||147||3||2.47||.914||20||16||4||1204||41||2||2.04||.933|
|2012–13||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||49||33||8||6||2854||107||5||2.25||.917||22||14||8||1322||40||5||1.82||.935|
|2013–14||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||8||2||5||0||416||25||0||3.60||.888||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||53||25||22||4||3049||130||4||2.56||.918||2||1||0||87||5||0||3.46||.909|
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Team: Laurent Brossoit". Calgary Flames. NHL.
- "Laurent Brossoit leads WHL to shootout win over Russians in Super Series". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. November 15, 2012.
- "Edmonton Oil Kings: Laurent Brossoit". Western Hockey League. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
- Ireland, Joanne (April 30, 2012). "Fan Favourite 'LB' evolves into WHL playoffs showstopper". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012.
- Osadchenko, Andrey (June 2, 2012). "Q&A with Laurent Brossoit". Flames Nation.
- "Laurent Brossoit (G)". Memorial Cup. May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- "Flames sign Laurent Brossoit". Calgary Flames. April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Flames sign WHL goalie prospect Laurent Brossoit". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. April 4, 2013.
- Cameron, Dave (April 17, 2013). "Oil Kings goalie Laurent Brossoit throws water on callup rumours". Edmonton Sun.
- "Laurent Brossoit # - G, Edmonton". The Sports Network.
- "Laurent Brossoit get his first sniff on a NHL team". Edmonton Journal. March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
- Haynes, Darren (January 21, 2017). "Oilers beat up on Flames, sweep season series". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- "Jets sign Laurent Brossoit". Winnipeg Jets. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
- Bell, Jason (December 27, 2018). "Brossoit in Jets' net the gift that keeps on giving". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
- Woodley, Kevin (December 22, 2018). "Brossoit gets first NHL shutout in Jets win against Canucks". NHL.com. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- "Defenseman Michal Cajkovsky to ECHL All-Rookie Team". Reading Royals. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.