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08-14-2012, 03:04 PM
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Devils sign 1st round Pick Stefan Matteau 3 Yr/ELC

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Devils have signed 2012 first-round pick Stefan Matteau *******/NzDcSO #njdevils

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Devils have signed 2012 1st rd pick Stefan Matteau to 3-year entry level contract.

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with a bunch of signing bonuses, no doubt

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Guess i don't understand signing them if they are going to play in Juniors.

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Well, that's nice. He's still probably going to the Q.

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with a bunch of signing bonuses, no doubt
I doubt it. Lou told Larson no games played bonuses and those types of bonuses - that the team didn't believe in that for ELCs. I doubt he would turn around and give them to Matteau.

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I doubt it. Lou told Larson no games played bonuses and those types of bonuses - that the team didn't believe in that for ELCs. I doubt he would turn around and give them to Matteau.
your meter is broke

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edit: Just got it - my sarcasm meter...haven't been on the boards in awhile due to work so a little slow.


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So he'll be playing in Juniors? Or AHL?

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So he'll be playing in Juniors? Or AHL?
I don't think he is eligible to play in the AHL because of the NHL's agreement with the CHL. He can't go to the AHL until he's 20.

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I think basically Lou is giving the kid extra incentive to try and impress in camp and make it to the pros. I would be totally shocked if he does not go to juniors this year but to me Lou is saying - your contract is ready and waiting when you earn your way onto here. Pure speculation but otherwise why give it to him now.

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Guess i don't understand signing them if they are going to play in Juniors.
The 2012 players are already signing deals which is a little unusual, but that's in reaction to possible rule changes in the new CBA. Players who don't sign now might be forced to sign 4+ year ELCs if that's negotiated in.

In terms of the team's motivation, it's just one less thing on the to do list. I imagine Matteau's deal is pretty straight forward given that even Larsson didn't get bonuses. Josefson (20th overall) got 900K and Tedenby (24th) got 875K for their ELCs.

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I don't think he is eligible to play in the AHL because of the NHL's agreement with the CHL. He can't go to the AHL until he's 20.
Matteau could technically play in the AHL if they wanted. It's the goofy loophole that Matteau wasn't drafted out of the CHL even though that's where he'll be playing next year. John Carlson played in the AHL at 19 since he was drafted out of the USHL.

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Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice
Lou Lamoriello said team was happy with how Matteau played at prospects camp and Team USA camp in Lake Placid. Wanted to get him signed.

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Lamoriello wouldn't discuss whether there's a chance Matteau could make NHL team in training camp.

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It's always a good idea to lock up players that you want in the future - even if he doesn't turn pro this year. Which I personally don't see happening unless he's unbelievably impressive.

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Also, FYI, the agreement between the AHL/CHL has expired IIRC - or will very shortly. So the "Not Drafted From CHL" is irrelevant unless they get a new agreement in place.

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I see Q --> AHL at least, if not two year's in the Q.

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I don't think he is eligible to play in the AHL because of the NHL's agreement with the CHL. He can't go to the AHL until he's 20.
You can go to the AHL whenever you DONT have CHL rights

Matteu has QJMHL rights, so he'll be there

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I see Q --> AHL at least, if not two year's in the Q.
Wouldn't that involve an overage year? I don't see him bothering with that...I think 1 year in the Q, 1 year in the A, with a potential NHL game or 8 mixed in there somewhere.

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Wouldn't that involve an overage year? I don't see him bothering with that...I think 1 year in the Q, 1 year in the A, with a potential NHL game or 8 mixed in there somewhere.
He played U18 this year, so I figured he had at least 2 more years of junior possible before he'd get bumped up. Either way, he's likely at least 2-3 seasons away from a legit NHL spot.

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Wouldn't that involve an overage year? I don't see him bothering with that...I think 1 year in the Q, 1 year in the A, with a potential NHL game or 8 mixed in there somewhere.
Overage year would be if he played in 2014-15 after he already turned 20. Could see Matteau do two years in the Q since his father will be coaching there. It'll depend on his development this year.

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He played U18 this year, so I figured he had at least 2 more years of junior possible before he'd get bumped up. Either way, he's likely at least 2-3 seasons away from a legit NHL spot.
Oh, definitely at least 2 years out. But if he can play a handful of games over the next two years to learn where he's gotta get to, it's not a bad thing. He's looking really pretty with his future right now. I'm pretty high on this kid myself.

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Lamoriello did not want to discuss the idea of Matteau starting the 2012-13 season in the NHL.

“I don’t even want to talk about that,” he said.
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