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Prospect Profile: Stefan Matteau- Forward

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How do you make your name more famous when it’s already associated with something unfavorable in Devils history? Well, it’s not easy, but that’s what 19-year-old Stefan Matteau is set to do.

His father, spelled Stephane, is famous for scoring the goal that pushed the Rangers over the Devils in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. It must have made for an awkward first few minutes when the Devils drafted Matteau 29th overall in 2012.

MatteauLegacy aside, with a taste of the NHL last season, the talented young forward is looking to make a splash this season.

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Game 11 Recap – MATTEAU! MATTEAU!! MATTEAU!!! – Devils 3 – Penguins 1

New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Matteau!

Ed. Note: I’m sorry for the headline but it’s the kid’s first goal and it’s kind of significant. I shall not be using this headline anymore…unless he scores a wraparound goal to knock out the Rangers in overtime in the East Final, but by then the universe will have imploded on itself and we won’t have to subject ourselves to the best case of irony ever…

Stefan Matteau wasn’t sure if he was going to be around after the 5th game of the season. I bet he’s glad he was able to stick around. Matteau grabbed his first NHL goal near the end of the 2nd period that helped propel the Devils to a win of 3-1 against the red hot Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Game 6: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Devils vs New York Islanders

Game Time: 7:00 PM
TV: MSG+
Radio: WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM

Match-Up
The Devils (3-0-2) come back home after losses in overtime and a shootout on the road to take on the New York Islanders (3-2-1) for the second of five meetings this season. The last time these two teams squared off, the Devils pulled out a 2-1 win in Nassau Coliseum with goals from David Clarkson and Travis Zajac. The Devils haven’t been too considerate of their fan’s blood pressure early this season, with their last 3 games going well into overtime. The Islanders are only one point behind the Devils in the Atlantic Division, and will look to exact revenge and move into division lead.

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Game 5: New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins


Game Time: 7:00 PM
TV: MSG+
Radio: WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM

Match-Up

The New Jersey Devils (3-0-1) will face-off against the Boston Bruins (4-0-1) at TD Bank Garden in Boston. Last season’s performance against the Bruins is one the Devils and their fans would like to forget. The Devils went 0-3-1 against Boston, and were outscored 18-8. The Devils specifically struggled in the third period against the Bruins, being outscored 11-2 in the final frame across four games. The Devils are coming off their first loss of the season in Montreal and will look to get back on the winning track.

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Game 4: New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens

New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens

Match-Up

The Devils are entering tonight’s contest 3-0-0, despite needing overtime to beat the Washington Capitals.  The Montreal Canadiens are entering this game 2-1-0 and we all know this is going to be another exciting game to watch, as most are when we head to Montreal.  Last season the Devils won the season series 3-1, and Martin Brodeur shined as always when he visits his hometown.  This season the Devils will only play the Canadiens three times, and this is the only time up in Montreal.

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Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!

Stefan MatteauDon’t worry it’s not ’94 all over again, this Matteau is playing for the New Jersey Devils! Stefan Matteau, the Devils’ first pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft, has finally made his way up to the NHL. You might remember his father, former New York Ranger, Stéphane Matteau, for his double overtime goal against the Devils in game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. But, let’s focus on the young Matteau.

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