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Eric Gelinas

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/8/1991   BORN: Vanier, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #54 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Gelinas Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3.15 million contract with the Devils in July 2015.

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Gelinas wasn't extended a qualifying offer from the Avalanche and will become an unrestricted free agent, Renaud Lavoie of the Montreal Journal reports.

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Eric Gelinas NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 21 NHL NJ 1 0 0 0 -1 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:59 0 0 0 0:54 1 0
2013-14 22 NHL NJ 60 7 22 29 -3 22 124 5.6 2 0 16:55 5 12 17 2:26 99 20
2013-14 22 AHL ALB 13 1 4 5 6 10 0 1
2014-15 23 NHL NJ 61 6 13 19 -2 42 112 5.4 2 0 16:28 3 6 9 2:13 82 50
2015-16 24 NHL COL 6 0 0 0 2 0 10 0.0 0 0 12:42 0 0 0 1:12 10 3
2015-16 24 NHL NJ 34 1 5 6 -8 16 45 2.2 0 0 14:02 1 3 4 1:22 51 20
2016-17 25 NHL COL 27 0 1 1 -4 12 29 0.0 0 0 11:35 0 0 0 0:05 32 16

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Eric Gelinas – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

11:35

Average Time On Ice

On average, Eric Gelinas was on the ice for 11:35.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Eric Gelinas was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

0:08

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Eric Gelinas was on the ice for 0:08 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 16:28 2:13 0:05
2015-16 12:42 1:12 0:01
2015-16 14:02 1:22 0:06
2016-17 11:35 0:05 0:08

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Eric Gelinas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Avalanche assigned Gelinas to AHL San Antonio on Friday.

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The Avalanche waived Gelinas on Thursday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Gelinas has just a lone assist in 23 contests this season.

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Gelinas will be a healthy scratch Monday against Vancouver.

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Gelinas remains in the NHL despite being placed on waivers, Terry Frei of The Denver Post reports.

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Gelinas was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Gelinas was scratched again in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

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Gelinas was a healthy scratch in Monday's overtime win over the Penguins.

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Gelinas (elbow) was a healthy scratch for Monday's game against the Predators, the Associated Press reports.

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Gelinas suffered an elbow injury during Friday's shootout win over Calgary, and coach Patrick Roy says his blueliner will be out indefinitely.

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Gelinas (back) will suit up against the Coyotes on Tuesday.

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Gelinas' back is still causing him issues, and he will not dress again Saturday against the Predators.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

There was no outlook written for Eric Gelinas.

2015-16

Gelinas, 24, is part of a rising defense corps in New Jersey that also includes Adam Larsson (22) and Damon Severson (21), but after bursting onto the scene in 2013-14 with a 29-point campaign, he generally registered as a disappointment in his sophomore campaign. The 24-year-old still found twine six times, but he failed to hit 20 points and found himself as a healthy scratch on several occasions. While Gelinas saw his fortunes improve after the Devils fired coach Peter DeBoer and turned the reins over to a new staff, he'll still need to demonstrate in training camp that he can play soundly on both ends of the ice in order to earn a regular role on the blue line. Although the Devils lack star power up front, Gelinas is an excellent skater and a puck-moving blueliner who can make things happen in the open ice and on the power play. If he can avoid the spotty lapses in his own zone that often resulted in benchings, Gelinas could bounce back to the 25-to-30-point range in his third NHL season.

2014-15

One of last seasonís most surprising and vexing players, Gelinas showed flashes of offensive talent mixed in with tentativeness and spotty defensive zone play. His ability to contribute from the blue line was evident early during his 60-game tenure, as most of his 29 points came before the calendar hit 2014, save for two multi-point games. He has a booming slap shot and isnít shy about using it, but he found himself on a seemingly permanent shuttle between Newark and AHL Albany. Gelinas was often made an example of by coach Peter DeBoer, as the youngster was punished for small mistakes and saw his ice time severely limited in even-strength situations, even suiting up as a spare forward at times. Consistent ice time is far from guaranteed despite the obvious offensive upside. Should he be assured a regular role, look for his confidence to grow.

2013-14

Gelinas is one of several young defensemen in the Devils' system who has a shot at making the club out of training camp. He has a booming shot from the point and a bit more flair to his offensive game than most of the team's defensemen, but the question is how will he play defensively. Odds are Gelinas will spend some time in the AHL this season but he's a name worth remembering

2012-13

In his first professional season, Gelinas grabbed a solid 37 points in 75 games with Albany (AHL) to go with 55 penalty minutes. The Devils are not the deepest team on the blue line, with several indistinguishable candidates vying for the final two spots, but Gelinas could have a future role with the club, as the Devils are, and seemingly have always been, in desperate need of a puck-moving defender or two.

2011-12

Gelinas posted 20 points (3 G, 17 A) in 27 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL in 2010-11, though he's behind several players in the New Jersey system, making him a non-factor in fantasy land ahead of the 2011-12 season.

2010-11

Gelinas is a talented youngster and stuck around for several rounds of roster cuts in training camp. He will play this season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and has the potential for a bright NHL career.