LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Not too many players had the kind of season in 2012-13 that Stefan Matteau had. It had lots of highs and lots of lows, and the ride certainly was an interesting one.
"I think it was just a roller coaster all around for my emotions, and my family and myself," Matteau told NHL.com. "I was all over the place."
Matteau's season actually started in June at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, when the New Jersey Devils chose him with the 29th pick.
After a summer of training -- which included a trip to Lake Placid to take part in the national junior evaluation camp -- Matteau opted to sign on with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.