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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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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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Stefan Matteau has been returned to the minors.

Matteau didn't end up playing during his latest NHL stint. He has a goal and nine points in 26 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jan 2 - 11:33 AM

Stefan Matteau has been called up by the New Jersey Devils.

There's no guarantee that Matteau will play on Monday, but if he does, it will likely be on the fourth line. The Devils needed to make an adjustment as Jacob Josefson is dealing with an illness.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Stefan Matteau has a goal and three assists in four games with Albany of the AHL.

The forward missed some time with an upper body injury but returned to action recently. The former first round pick, 29th overall in the 2012 Draft could get an audition at some point this season with the Devils.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 07:41:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils demoted Reid Boucher, Stefan Matteau, Seth Helgeson and Keith Kinkaid to their affiliate in Albany.

This means that Scott Clemmensen is at least the short-term backup to Cory Schneider in New Jersey. Neither Clemmensen nor Kinkaid were expected to take a ton of starts from the Devils new highly paid No. 1 guy, anyway, though.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Although he didn't end up getting called up during the 2013-14 campaign, Stefan Matteau felt that sticking with the AHL Albany Devils for the entire season was beneficial.

"I saw guys getting called up," Matteau said. "Good for them. I thought they deserved it." It was a chance for him to settle down after a rough end to his QMJHL career. He reportedly left Blainville-Boisbrand after he was bench during a playoff contest and was subsequently released. Although he wasn't referring to that incident specifically, Matteau does feel that he's matured since the start of the 2013-14 campaign. He will have a tough time making the Devils' opening game roster given that they have 14 forwards signed to one-way contracts, but he's still worth keeping an eye on during training camp.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Albany Devils coach Rick Kowalsky never brought up Stefan Matteau's problems with his former QMJHL team, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

Matteau was released from the squad following a playoff game because of his "unacceptable" behavior, according to Blainville-Boisbriand. However, Kowalsky believed that it was important for Matteau to get a fresh start and so far, Matteau has made a good impression. "With everything I've seen, Stef's professional," Kowalsky said. "To me, he's well beyond his years in that regard. I probably read or heard just as much as you did (about Matteau's past) and didn't bother forming an opinion on it. I've got the kid in front of me and he's been great for us." Matteau has nine goals and 19 points in 43 AHL games this season.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Stefan Matteau will take part in the upcoming 2013 World Juniors.

Matteau will stick with AHL Albany long enough to play on Saturday before he heads for Team USA's training camp. He has 12 points and 31 penalty minutes in 23 AHL contests this season.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Stefan Matteau has been sent to the minors.

Matteau played in 17 NHL games last season, but he wasn't able to crack the Devils' opening game roster. However, that's not terribly surprising given the logjam the Devils have in terms of forwards. Matteau is still likely to be recalled at some point as an injury replacement.
Source: NY Post
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 08:26:00 AM

Devils prospects Stefan Matteau and Steven Santini will attend this weekend's USA Hockey national junior evaluation camp.

Matteau has had quite a year, making the Devils out of training camp before being returned to his junior club halfway through the year. Matteau eventually had a disagreement of varying degree with his junior club and was released by the team. The former first-round pick also missed most of the Devils' junior camp with a minor injury, so we can imagine he's anxious to get back on the ice. Santini was the Devils' second-round pick in June's draft. Both players will be competing for a spot on the U.S. team ahead of this year's world junior championships.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Stefan Matteau will miss the rest of the New Jersey Devils' development camp due to a minor injury.

"I think that's the plan, unless he jumps up and down and says he's better than he was when he was healthy," Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said. "I'm not sure he's going to say that." Matteau has already missed two days due to the ailment. This is just an FYI as it's assumed the Devils are erring heavily on the side of caution, given that there's no reason for Matteau to push himself for the sake of some practices and scrimmages in July.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Stefan Matteau has been invited to USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp.

Matteau was among the 40 forwards and defensemen listed to participate in Team USA's camp from Aug. 3 through Aug. 10, in Lake Placid, N.Y. He was one of the final cuts from last year's gold-medal winning squad.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 01:48:00 PM

Stefan Matteau's father, Stephane, wasn't happy with how the QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand Armada treated his son.

Stefan was released from the team after because of his "unacceptable" behavior, according to Blainville-Boisbriand. However, his father, who is a coach in the organization, believed that they were eager to make an example out of Stefan after he spent time with the New Jersey Devils earlier this season. "They released him on emotion and emotion only," Stephane Matteau said. "In the semifinals, he got speared and he retaliated – it’s a hockey play – and they decided to sit him out the whole third period of a 1-1 game. Emotionally, he let coach know it was unfair the way he was treated for that moment and they went at it verbally and they kicked him off (the team) five minutes after the game." Devils GM Lou Lamoriello previously voiced his support of Blainville-Boisbriand's decision.
Wed, May 8, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Stefan Matteau has been released by QMJHL Blainville-Boisbrand.

Matteau reportedly left the team after he was benched in the third period of Saturday's playoff contest. Blainville-Boisbrand has informed Matteau that "his behavior was unacceptable to our organization." The New Jersey Devils drafted Matteau with the 29th pick in 2012 and he even played in 17 NHL games this season. The Devils ultimately decided to return Matteau to the minors so that he could continue his development and participate in Blainville-Boisbrand's postseason run. "I have spoken to his general manager (Joel Bouchard) and there is a situation and he is not with the team," Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said. "You never like to hear something like this. I support the junior team in doing what they think is right. It's my understanding he will not be going back at the choice of the team." Lamoriello also voiced his support of Blainville-Boisbrand's decision, although he added that he hasn't talked to Matteau yet.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 02:15:00 PM

The timing of Stefan Matteau's demotion was related to the QMJHL playoffs.

"The (QMJHL) playoffs are coming up. In Quebec you have to be on the roster at a certain point of time in order to be eligible," Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said. "We looked at the situation, and for his development we felt it was best for him to go back. We know what we have. He’s going to be a size-and-strength wing in this organization for a long time. In all fairness, maybe we put him in a tough situation where maybe he should’ve grown a little more." Matteau had a goal and three points in 17 games with the Devils this season.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:09:00 AM

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2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Jacob Josefson
5Scott Gomez
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Dainius Zubrus
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Tuomo Ruutu
RW1Martin Havlat
2Michael Ryder
3Steve Bernier
4Jordin Tootoo
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
7Mark Fraser
8Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid