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Eric Gelinas
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Eric Gelinas  #22

New Jersey Devils  Defenseman
NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: May 8, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Vanier, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: NJD / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (54th overall)    Prospect Bio
2013-14: Split season between NHL (60 games) and AHL (13) Devils…Finished third among NHL rookie d’men (J. Trouba, Wpg., 10g-19a-29pts &  O. Maatta, Pit., 9g-20a-29pts) with 7g-22a-29pts…Point-total was tied for sixth-highest (U. Hiemer, 5g-24a, ‘84-85) among rookie d’men in team history…Finished second (tie, J. Jagr, 5g-12a-17pts & P. Elias, 4g-13a-17pts) on club with 5g-12a-17pts on the power play...Notched two GWG, including first career OT tally Dec. 7 at NYR...Recorded four multi-pt. games, including career-high 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 21 vs. St.L; became team’s first rookie d’man to record 3pts since Feb. 13, ‘00 (Rafalski, 1g-2a-3pts)...Posted three 1g-1a-2pt games: Mar. 1 at NYI, Dec. 18 vs. Ott. and Nov. 20 at Ana…Stats included two career-high three-game point-scoring streaks: Feb. 27-Mar. 2 (1g-3a-4pts) and Nov. 7-10 (3a)...Scored first career NHL goal in season debut Oct. 24 vs. Van. (vs. R. Luongo); was recalled from Albany (AHL) the previous day.
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