This past week some devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta forced an evacuation of the city and leveled entire neighborhoods. Thankfully there weren’t any casualties but sadly a lot of homes and personal belongings were lost in what is expected be the largest insurance event in Canadian history at over $9 billion.
One family that has been impacted is a name that Amerks fans will remember from the 2008/2009 season. Mike Brodeur was signed to a PTO in December 2008 when goaltending was a train wreck and I remember writing at the time, “he could be our only hope.” His stellar play delivered on that hope and helped turn the season around. Mike also played in The AHL All-Star Game that season. After that Amerks season he went on to play for the Binghamton Senators before injuries ultimately ended his career early.
Click through and help them out if you can through this GoFundMe page – https://www.gofundme.com/22qv93g
Along with his wife Melissa they also have two sons, Beckam (4yrs old) and Ryan (4 months old). They left their home with only some clothes in a suitcase as the city was quickly evacuated. Their home and everything else was wiped out [...]Read More