Forward Stefan Matteau is trying to return to North American professional hockey after earning a pro tryout with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The National Hockey League (NHL) club made the announcement on Tuesday.
The son of former player Stéphane Matteau spent the last season in Europe. He played for Linkopings HC in Sweden and for Ingolstadt ERC in Germany. With the latter team, he amassed 10 goals and as many assists for 20 points in 19 games. The former Blainville-Boisbriand Armada also had eight points in 16 playoff games.
Matteau has 92 games in the NHL. He played for the New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Vegas Golden Knights, Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche.
The Chicago native played for the Ohio organization from 2019 to 2021, winning 27 games with the big club. In total, he hit the target six times and delivered five assists for 11 points in the best hockey league in the world.
Matteau was the Devils’ first-round pick (29th overall) in the 2012 draft.
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