Stefan Matteau

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Stefan Matteau
Stefan Matteau - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Matteau in September 2014.
Born (1994-02-23) February 23, 1994 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
New Jersey Devils
Montreal Canadiens
Vegas Golden Knights
NHL Draft 29th overall, 2012
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2013–present

Stefan Matteau (born February 23, 1994) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey forward who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League (NHL). Matteau was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Blainville, Quebec.

Playing career[edit]

Matteau was drafted 29th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He is described as a rugged power forward who plays a hard-nose style. Matteau debuted for the Devils on January 19, 2013 against the New York Islanders.

Matteau signed an entry-level contract with the Devils on August 14, 2012.[1] He played in his sixth NHL game on February 7, 2013 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, making his contract take effect.[2]

Matteau recorded both his first career NHL point and goal at 16:31 into the second period on February 9, 2013 against Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center.[3]

During the 2015–16 season, having been unable to attain a regular forward role, Matteau was traded by the Devils to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Devante Smith-Pelly on February 29, 2016.[4]

On July 1, 2017, Matteau as a free agent signed a one-year, two-way deal the Vegas Golden Knights.[5]

International play[edit]

Matteau represented United States at the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Matteau's father, Stéphane Matteau, is a retired NHL hockey player who scored the double overtime game seven goal for the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils in the 1994 playoffs.[6]

Matteau was born in Chicago, when his father was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, and lived in New York City, St. Louis, San Jose and South Florida as a result of his father's career, before his family settled in the Montreal area.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 U.S. National Development Team USHL 28 4 5 9 47 2 0 0 0 2
2011–12 U.S. National Development Team USHL 18 6 4 10 93
2012–13 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 35 18 10 28 70 11 3 6 9 16
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 1 2 3 6
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 67 13 13 26 66 4 1 0 1 4
2014–15 Albany Devils AHL 61 12 15 27 40
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 7 1 0 1 4
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 20 1 0 1 13
2015–16 Albany Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 0 1 1 4
2016–17 St. John's IceCaps AHL 67 12 13 25 122 4 3 1 4 2
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 60 15 12 27 57 3 0 1 1 4
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 8 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Chicago Wolves AHL 55 5 8 13 78 21 3 5 8 22
NHL totals 64 3 4 7 27

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 2 3 5 2
2014 United States WJC 5th 5 3 1 4 10
Junior totals 10 5 4 9 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils Sign First-Round Draft Pick Stefan Matteau To Entry-Level Contract". CBS New New York. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  2. ^ "Stefan Matteau plays in sixth game with Devils, can't go back to junior hockey". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2013-02-08.
  3. ^ "Adam Henrique, Bobby Butler lead Devils past Penguins". ESPN.
  4. ^ "Canadiens acquire Stefan Matteau". Montreal Canadiens. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  5. ^ "Golden Knights sign 6 free agents". Las Vegas Sun. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  6. ^ Botte, Peter (2012-05-15). "NY Rangers' Stephane Matteau still enjoying fame earned with his Game 7 goal against NJ Devils in 1994 Eastern Conference finals". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2014-01-01.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Adam Larsson
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
John Quenneville