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Encyclopedia > Stephane Matteau

Stephane Matteau (b. September 2, 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League player. Image File history File links Stephanematteau. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Rouyn-Noranda (2001 population 39,621) is a city on Osisko Lake in northwestern Quebec, Canada. ... The first European explorer of what is now Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ...

As a member of the New York Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup Championship team, Matteau is most remembered for scoring two overtime goals in the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils. His first overtime goal ended Game 3 at 6:13 of the second overtime in New Jersey giving the Rangers a 3-2 victory and a 2-1 series lead. The second goal, one of the most famous in NHL playoff history, came at 4:24 of the second overtime of Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Matteau scored on a wraparound on the left side of New Jersey's rookie goaltender Martin Brodeur. The goal gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory and the Prince of Wales trophy as the Eastern Conference champions. The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The New Jersey Devils (NJD) are a National Hockey League team based in the Continental Airlines Arena of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Martin Brodeur (born May 6, 1972, in Montreal, Quebec) is an ice hockey goaltender. ... The Badge of the Prince of Wales is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ...

Matteau finished his career in 2002-03 with the Florida Panthers and a career total 742 penalty minutes, 144 goals and 172 assists for 316 total points in 848 games. The Florida Panthers are a National Hockey League (NHL) team, based in Miami, Florida and playing in the suburb of Sunrise. ...

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New York Rangers Official Web Site :: Matteau's moment one of Blueshirts' best ever (1548 words)
Matteau said the fact that home base was Madison Square Garden made the run to his only Stanley Cup championship even more memorable.
After the Stanley Cup championship, Matteau remained with the Rangers for the lockout-shortened 1995 season and was eventually traded to St. Louis for Ian Laperriere near the midpoint of the 1995-96 campaign.
Matteau left St. Louis for a five year run with San Jose from 1998 to 2002, but Keenan would figure in his career once more.
The Sports Network - National Hockey League (286 words)
Matteau, who was an unrestricted free agent, will play for coach Mike Keenan for the fourth time in his 12-year career.
The 6'4", 220-pound Matteau played for Keenan with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1991-92, with the New York Rangers during the 1993-94 season and with the St. Louis Blues from 1995-97.
Matteau scored a key goal in the Rangers' title run, scoring in the second overtime against New Jersey in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, sending the Rangers on to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they bested the Vancouver Canucks in seven games.
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