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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Scott Gomez
4Reid Boucher
5Jacob Josefson
LW1Adam Henrique
2Michael Cammalleri
3Ryane Clowe
4Stefan Matteau
5Dainius Zubrus
6Tuomo Ruutu
RW1Steve Bernier
2Stephen Gionta
3Jordin Tootoo
4Martin Havlat
5Michael Ryder
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Adam Larsson
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Peter Harrold
7Mark Fraser
8Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid