Matteau Inks NHL Contract
Thursday August 16, 2012
Stefan Matteau was drafted by the New Jersey Devils after spending two seasons in the USHL with Team USA. (photos by Getty Images and Tom Sorensen)
The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Stefan Matteau to a NHL entry-level contract after selecting him in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Matteau spent the past two seasons in the USHL with Team USA recording 19 points (10g, 9a) and 140 penalty minutes in 46 games in the League. He scored 10 points (6g, 4a) and posted a plus-four rating in 18 USHL games during the 2011-12.
The 18-year-old was selected by the Devils with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, one of a record six USHL players chosen in the first round. He is the son of Stephane Matteau who spent 13 seasons playing in the NHL.
USHL stats – Stefan Matteau
Video - Stefan Matteau speaks after being selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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