Draft Prospect - 2009
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Eric Gelinas
North American Skater
Lewiston, QMJHL
Final Rank:  38 Midterm Rank:  31
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 4" Weight:  185
Born:  May 8, 1991    
Birthplace:  Vanier, ON, CAN
Drafted:  NJD (2nd Round / 54th Overall) - Player Page
• At 18 years of age, Gelinas led all Lewiston defensemen in points, registering 10 goals and 29 assists in 67 games in 2008-09. He also participated in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game.

• His father, Marc, was drafted by Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates in 1978 and his older brother, Karl, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2003. Eric and Karl, who currently plays in the Canadian-American Baseball League with the Quebec Capitales, train together in the summer.

• Born in Vanier, Ontario, before moving to Montreal at the age of seven, Gelinas played on his first hockey team the Rockland Nats at the age of four following in the footsteps of his older brother.

• He patterns his game after Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger and wears number 44 because Pronger used to wear it.

• He credits his parents for having the most influence on his career for their encouragement and support and if he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose his parents and brother “because they are the people I love the most in the world”.

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FAVORITES

NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL Player: Chris Pronger
Shootout move: “Fake slap-shot and go top shelf on the backhand.”
Goal celebration: “Fist pump followed up with pointing to the guy that fed me the puck.”
Video game: NHL ‘09
Movie: American Gangster
TV Show: Two and a Half Men
Actress: Jessica Alba
Cartoon: Family Guy
Website: Google
Book: Dave Morrissette’s book
Sport (other than hockey): Golf and Tennis
Activity away from the rink: Shopping
Breakfast food: Breakfast sandwich
Superhero: Superman

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
LEWISTON (defunct)
QMJHL
54
3
16
19
34
2008-2009
LEWISTON (defunct)
QMJHL
67
10
29
39
80




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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59