Has played in 7 of the last 12 games & 11 of the last 19...Recorded last point with assist Mar. 2 at Buf...Had points in back-to-back games with GWA Feb. 10 at Pit. & 1st career NHL goal Feb. 9 vs. Pit...Made his NHL debut Jan. 19 at NYI; at 8 yrs., 10 mos. & 29 days, is 8th youngest to ever play for the Devils (A. Larsson, 7th, 18 yrs., 10 mos., 26 days)…Posted 18g-10a-28pts with 7 PPG, 70 PIM and a +19 mark in 30 games for Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) this season…Selected by New Jersey in the 1st round, 29th overall, of the '12 NHL Entry Draft…Spent previous 2 seasons in the U.S. Development Program…Recorded 22g-28a-50pts & 231 PIM in 91 games with the USDP…Father is former NHL’er Stephane Matteau.
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas