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.
It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.
— Boston forward Jarome Iginla on his return to Calgary, where he played for 16 seasons