On his first day of Devils’ prospects camp, Anthony Brodeur was given his father’s locker stall.

“I got the same one as him. All of his stuff was under my seat,” Martin Brodeur’s 18-year old son said with a smile.

He did not, of course, get No. 30. Instead, he wore No. 50.

“It was special,” the younger Brodeur said. “I was thinking to myself: ‘I’ve put this jersey on a lot of times.’ I had No. 50, so it was a little different, but still it was a pretty special feeling to actually be stepping on the ice with a Brodeur No. 50 with that Devils logo on the front. It was pretty cool.”

Interestingly, the first person to greet Brodeur on the ice was his father’s former road roommate, Devils goalie coach Chris Terreri.

Anthony couldn’t recall the first time he met Terreri.

“I’ve seen him a couple of times over the years. The first time I don’t remember. That was a long time ago,” he said. “It’s not weird. A coach is a coach, no matter what. I’m going to listen to him regardless of whether I met him when I was one or I just met him now.”

Coach Pete DeBoer admitted it was a little strange to see the seventh-round draft pick on the ice because their mannerisms are so similar. That is more by genetics than by design.

“I think it’s genetics. Him being my dad, I pretty much act the same way he does and do everything the same way. I don’t do it because I see him do it,” Brodeur said.

What advice did his dad give him?

“He just told me to have fun with it and play your game. Don’t do anything you’re not used to,” Anthony said. “I played out there like I’ve played all my life and I’m going to continue to do that.

“I thought I had a good day. It was good to get back on the ice and get a feel for it and get a feel for some harder shots than I’m used to. It’s a lot different. These guys are a lot bigger and stronger. The big defensemen all have hard shots. (Eric) Gelinas has a pretty hard shot and that (Derek) Rodwell from North Dakota has a pretty hard shot. A few guys out there. I enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun. I’ve gotten to know some of these guys pretty well already.”