Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Gelinas
Éric Gélinas was born on May 8, 1991, in Ottawa, Ontario. A standout defenceman in the Quebec Major Junior League where he played for the Lewiston Maineiacs, Chicoutimi Saguenéens and the Saint John Sea Dogs, Gélinas was selected in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

As a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs helped the club to the first ever Memorial Cup title in franchise history.

Upon finishing his junior career, Gélinas was joined the Albany Devils, New Jersey's AHL affiliate. He played in 75 games during the 201112 season, tying for the AHL lead in goals by a defenceman with 16.

On April 23, 2013, Gélinas was called up to join the New Jersey Devils. He made his NHL debut during the Devils' last home game of the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Gelinas would spend the majority of the following season with New Jersey. In 60 games for the club he scored seven times and added 22 assists. The following year he would suit up in 61 games, scoring six times and adding 13 assists.

Gelinas' time in the Devils organization would come to an end on February 29, 2016. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche at the NHL's trade deadline.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 C.C. Lemoyne Riverains QAAA 44 5 14 19 50 10 1 4 5 14
2007-08 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 54 3 16 19 34 -1 5 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 67 10 29 39 80 -9 4 0 1 1 12
2009-10 Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL 33 3 16 19 33 -12
2009-10 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 28 3 9 12 26 -22 6 1 4 5 6
2010-11 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 35 9 15 24 41 -10
2010-11 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 27 3 17 20 26 +25 19 5 8 13 25
2010-11 Saint John Sea Dogs M-Cup 4 0 1 1 4
2011-12 Albany Devils AHL 75 16 21 37 55 0
2012-13 Albany Devils AHL 57 6 16 22 46 +1
2012-13 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2013-14 New Jersey Devils NHL 60 7 22 29 22 -3
2013-14 Albany Devils AHL 13 1 4 5 10 +6 4 0 1 1 0
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 6 13 19 42 -2
2015-16 New Jersey Devils NHL 34 1 5 6 16 -8
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 0 0 0 +2
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 27 0 1 1 12 -4
2016-17 San Antonio Rampage AHL 27 3 9 12 14 -22
NHL Totals 189 14 41 55 92


Traded to Colorado by New Jersey for Colorado's 3rd round pick (Fabian Zetterlund) in 2017 NHL Draft, February 29, 2016. Missed majority of 2015-16 due to elbow injury at Calgary, March 15, 2016 and as a healthy reserve.
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