Royals ink latest Somang Academy grad Brodeur, will be eighth Somang player to skate in Langton

by Matt Mackinder

The Langton Royals have announced the signing of 19-year-old forward O'Brian Brodeur.

A native of Toulon, France, Brodeur played out of Somang Academy last season and continues the tradition that is growing greatly right now with players from the Montreal-based school becoming Royals.

"We have developed a great relationship with Somang," said Langton coach-GM Jason Do Paco. "Michael and Francois have been amazing with progressing these guys and preparing them for the next level. This is going to be the eighth Somang player that will wear a Royal jersey and we are just going into our second season. 

"We are eagerly awaiting O'Brian's arrival. I have heard great things about him and I can't wait to work with him on the ice and off the ice."

Brodeur echoes his new coach's sentiments.

"The Royals program really enticed me," said Brodeur. "It seems like a great organization with big goals next year and this is why I did not hesitate to sign here when I got the offer.

"I want to bring my best to this organization and family. My main goal is to win as well as develop my individual skills. On a personal note, I would like to also better my English. I would like to take my career to the professional level and I believe the Royals can help me get there. I'm the type of player that can score big goals and be very offensive, so my goals are to get better in my own end and get better defensively so that I can play a full 200 feet and be prepared for the next level."