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Stefan Matteau | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/23/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215

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Stefan Matteau has inked a two-year, $1,225,000 contract with the New Jersey Devils.
Matteau had a goal in seven contests with the Devils in 2014-15. Taken with the 29th overall pick in 2012, he's not likely to ever be a major offensive threat, but he might eventually establish himself into a hard working third or second-line forward that gets some attention in fantasy leagues for contributing a mix of points and penalty minutes. Jul 17 - 11:30 AM

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Stefan Matteau could get a shot to crack the Devils lineup this season.

The Devils first round pick in the 2012 Draft, Matteau has had a few cups of coffee in the NHL as he has played 24 games thus far in his young career. He made the American World Championship team this past spring but suffered a broken finger and could not finish the tournament. Matteau finally turned it on at the AHL level late in the 2014-15 season and should have a good chance to make the Devils in 2015-16. We do not recommend him in fantasy hockey at this time.
Jul 4 - 6:50 AM

The New Jersey Devils have sent Stefan Matteau a qualifying offer.

Still just 21-years-old, Matteau would've become an UFA had the offer not been made. He hasn't quite been the scoring threat he was expected to be when taken 29th overall in 2012. Matteau has just four points in 24 sporadic NHL games, and 25 goals and 53 points for AHL Albany over the last two seasons.
Jun 25 - 8:50 PM

The injury that caused Stefan Matteau to withdraw from the 2015 World Championships in a fractured index finger.

Matteau won't need surgery. Although obviously it would be better if he was healthy, the silver lining for Devils fans is that this probably won't significantly impact his ability to be ready for the 2015-16 campaign.
May 1 - 2:54 PM

Stefan Matteau sustained an undisclosed injury while playing in the 2015 World Championships.

The nature or severity of Matteau's injury aren't clear yet, but whatever it is, it's serious enough to warrant him flying back to the United States. He had a goal in seven contests with the Devils in 2014-15.
May 1 - 11:21 AM

Stefan Matteau will join Team USA in the 2015 World Championships.

Matteau had 12 goals and 27 points in 61 AHL games in 2014-15. He also played in seven games with New Jersey and scored one goal over that span. This is a great opportunity for him to get some additional experience playing with some of the best players in the world.
Apr 21 - 11:20 AM

The New Jersey Devils have assigned Stefan Matteau to the AHL.

The 21-year-old spent most of the season in the minors but he did get a seven-game stint late in the year. The former first round pick is still young and he has some intriguing upside going forward.
Apr 12 - 2:47 PM

Stefan Matteau will be scratched for Saturday's season finale against the Florida Panthers.

Matteau played just seven games with the Devils this season, registering a goal, four penalty minutes and 17 hits. Still just 21 years old, he's seen 24 NHL games thus far, posting two goals, four points, 10 PIMs, and 42 hits.
Apr 11 - 5:50 PM

Devils GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello loved Stefan Matteau's game on Sunday.

It wasn't that significant from a statistical perspective as Matteau had a minus-one rating, two shots on goal, and five hits in 14:27 minutes of ice time. However, Lamoriello thought it was an "outstanding game" for the 21-year-old rookie. "I thought he had one of his best games since he's been here," Lamoriello said. "I don't think we could have asked for more than what he gave tonight. He used his size. He used his hockey smarts. He fit very well on that line. He didn't look out of place." Matteau was playing alongside Mike Cammalleri and Travis Zajac.
Mar 30 - 9:29 AM

Devils GM Lou Lamiorello thinks that Stefan Matteau is benefiting from being up with the big club and not playing rather than being in the minors.

"Absolutely. Just the practices, the meetings, the individual instructions he's getting and getting used to certain things, there's a value," Lamoriello said. "He'll get in eventually." Matteau could play as early as Sunday as the Devils take on the Ducks.
Mar 29 - 9:14 AM

Stefan Matteau, Michael Ryder, Martin Havlat and Peter Harrold will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Washington.

Matteau, 21, was New Jersey's first round pick in 2012. He has played in just one game this season. Havlat and Ryder have both spent a lot of time in the press box recently. Neither one of them has any fantasy value going forward.
Mar 26 - 7:25 PM

Stefan Matteau will probably be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Matteau practiced on the "fifth" line during Wednesday's practice, which is likely a good indication of what will happen Thursday. Matteau made his season debut on Monday and logged 9:46 minutes of ice time. Tuomo Ruutu is projected to take his place on the fourth line.
Mar 26 - 9:40 AM

The New Jersey Devils have called up Stefan Matteau.

Matteau was summoned before Saturday's game and spent it in the press box. He has nine goals and 23 points in 57 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Mar 22 - 10:01 AM

Stefan Matteau has been outstanding of late in the AHL.

Matteau was selected 29th overall in 2012 and the Devils rushed him up in his draft season as he made the team out of camp but was not ready. Matteau struggled earlier this season going 29 games without a goal but he has turned his season around of late despite having his six game scoring streak halted on Friday night. "For a guy like me, it’s not necessarily about scoring goals," Matteau said. "I’ve kind of found the back of the net lately, but it’s not about that for me. It’s about doing the little things, using my body well, moving my feet and it just all kind of meshes together when I do the right things." He could be a good one in the NHL.
Mar 14 - 8:01 AM

GM Lou Lamiorello thinks that he rushed the progress of Stefan Matteau a couple of years ago.

Matteau was selected 29th overall in the 2012 Draft but made the Devils roster and played 17 games in the 2012-13 season before the Devils sent him to the minors on March 17. "I think we probably, and I take responsibility, rushed him a little when he came up," Lamoriello said, referring to the 2012-13 season. "Right now his progress has been outstanding. He’s getting closer and closer. He’s going to be an NHLer. He’s going to be a size and strength forward. He’s been playing extremely well. That’s why we brought him up. There was a chance for him (to play this week) and couple of our players were okay. He’s young. We bring them up too soon these days. All of them."
Jan 3 - 8:45 AM

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4Pavel Zacha
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2Michael Cammalleri
3Tuomo Ruutu
4Reid Boucher
5Ryane Clowe
RW1Kyle Palmieri
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5Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
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4John Moore
5Eric Gelinas
6Jonathon Merrill
7Seth Helgeson
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid