27-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames
T.J. Brodie Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $23 million extension with the Flames in October of 2014.
Brodie racked up a pair of helpers in Saturday's loss to Edmonton.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Brodie isn’t one of the league’s flashier players offensively, but he’s become an indispensable asset on the Calgary blue line because of his skating, vision and defensive responsibility. Indeed, the 26-year-old has led the Flames in average ice time two years running, and he enters this season expected to continue anchoring their back end once again. After missing the first nine games last season to a broken hand, Brodie returned in full force – he put up the on-pace numbers to clear 50 points for the first time, had 82 games been a possibility. With the Flames having upgraded last year’s league-worst goaltending crew significantly by adding Brian Elliott, Brodie should see his rating (down from plus-15 to plus-4 last year) rebound; however, he’ll need to put more shots on net if he wants to crack double-digit goals again. After taking 133 shots two years ago, Brodie sent just 79 pucks at goalies over 70 games; that’s an awfully low rate for a guy who spends that much time on the ice.
Brodie is Robin to Mark Giordano’s Batman. He had 35 points in 61 games when Gio skated beside him, but when his partner went down, Brodie stepped on his own cape (six points in 20 games), while Dennis Wideman and Kris Russell both took big steps forward. Giordano is now healthy and ready to resume his quest for a Norris Trophy, and Brodie’s value -- both on the ice and in fantasy -- will hinge on him getting another opportunity to ride shotgun with the big man. The offseason addition of Dougie Hamilton and the emergence of Russell make the waters murky for Brodie. The decision on pairings will be a tough one, and coach Bob Hartley could anchor the back end with Giordano and Hamilton in the top two. Watch training camp carefully and be ready to let someone else bear the risk if Robin loses his Batman.
Brodie had a breakout season in 2013-14, tallying a career-high 31 points in 81 games. The 24-year-old defenseman is a star in the making, especially while playing alongside the tough, but offensive-minded Mark Giordano. Brodie and Giordano form one of the better-scoring No. 1 defensive pairings in the NHL, and it’s certainly within Brodie’s capacity to top 40 points this season. That makes him a must-draft in standard leagues and a future stud in dynasty formats.
Brodie is one of the budding defensemen in the Calgary organization, as he has shown the ability to hang with the big boys in the NHL over the last two seasons. He has 14 points in each of the last two years and has shown the ability to both score and lay into people. He has the potential to be a decent fantasy defenseman, but still needs to fully realize that potential before anyone drafts him for single-year formats.
Brodie played well in his first extended NHL time in 2011-12, showing some offensive spark and playing solid defense. His season came to an abrupt end in March with an upper body injury, but the Flames are high on Brodie’s future. He should grab one of the third-line defenseman spots in 2012-13, and while he may not have a ton of fantasy value quite yet, the 22-year-old has a bright future.
Brodie registered 34 points in 68 AHL contests with Abbotsford but was held off the scoresheet in three contests with the Flames. He's been productive offensively at most levels and is 21 years-old heading into training camp. Calgary is high on him, but it could take some adjusting before he starts producing at the NHL level.
Brodie, a rookie defenseman, turned plenty of heads in training camp and earned the chance to jump directly into the NHL before putting even one skate on the ice in the minors. Drafted by Calgary in the fourth round of 2008, Brodie has great vision and can spin his wheels quickly around the ice. He could prove to be one of the most pleasant surprises in Calgary this season.
Brodie is a smooth skating defenseman that the Flames took in the fourth round of the 2008 draft. At just 19 years of age he is not expected to make an impact for a few years.