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Eric Gelinas
Eric Gelinas
Defenseman  - NJD
Number: 44
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: May 8, 1991  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Vanier, ON, Canada
Drafted: NJD / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (54th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2012-13: Appeared in 57 games with Albany (AHL) during second pro season...Finished first among the team’s defensemen with six goals/16 assists/22 points...Totals included two season-high four-game point-scoring streaks over a 9-game span Dec. 28-Jan. 19: Dec. 28-Jan. 6 (1g-3a- 4pts) and Jan. 12-19 (2g-3a-5pts)...Notched four multiple- point games, all two-point efforts, most recently 1g-1a Apr. 12 at Binghamton... Made NHL debut Apr. 25 vs. Pittsburgh; recalled from Albany Apr. 23...2011-12: Played in 75 of 76 contests during first pro season; missed lone contest Oct. 15 at Worcester after making AHL debut one week earlier, Oct. 8 vs. Springfield...Completed campaign tied for second (V. Zharkov) on the club/first among all AHL rearguards with 16g; was first among A-Devils’ defensemen with 21a/37pts...Led squad with eight power play goals...Stats showed season-high 5-game point-scoring stretch Mar. 21-30 (2g-4a-6pts) and nine multiple-point games, including season-high 2g-1a-3pts Oct. 22 vs. Adirondack and 2g Feb. 18 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton... OTHER: Signed first pro contract May 18, 2010; was drafted in 2009 after second season in junior...Spent 2007-08 through 2010-11 seasons in the QMJHL with Lewiston (154 games), Chicoutimi (63) and St. John (27); combined for 31g-102a-133pts...Posted 5g-7a- 12pts in 19 playoff games for St. John en-route to 2011 QMJHL Championship; also captured Memorial Cup in Mississauga, Ont...Sea Dogs’ coaching staff that season included former Devils’ forward Y. Vautour...Participated in/played for Team Cherry at 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game...Selected by MAINEiacs in first round, no. 16 overall, in 2007 QMJHL Entry Draft.