The New Jersey Devils had the 29th overall pick in Round 1 of the 2012 NHL Draft, and with that pick they selected Stefan Matteau, a 6-foot2, 210-pound center from Chicago. The Devils' first-round selection is in his second year with the U.S. National Team Development Program, where he picked up 32 points (15-17-32) in 46 games. He's the son of NHL veteran Stephane Matteau, who lasted 13 seasons in the league and played on the 1994 Rangers squad that won the Stanley Cup. Stephane had the game-winning goal in Game 7 against the Devils to send New York to the final.
The younger Matteau was part of the silver medal U.S. team at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, where he collected six points (2-4-6) in six games. Matteau is considered a bruising forward who likes to be physical and is a hard worker. More information on Matteau is available at NHL.com.